Russian satellite news agency reported on January 18 that Russian courts sentenced Russian opposition personnel Alexei Navalny to 30 days in prison.
According to an earlier report by the Associated Press, Alexei Navalny was detained at Moscow Sheremetyevo Airport on Sunday local time.
On the same day, Alexei Navalny arrived in Moscow by plane from Germany.
According to Chinanews.com, according to the Moscow General Administration of the Russian Federation’s Punishment Executive Bureau, Navalny was detained because he repeatedly violated probation regulations and was included in the wanted list on December 29, 2020.
The court will make a further judgment on Navalny. Until then, Navalny will be detained.
The United Nations Human Rights Office on Monday (January 18) called for the immediate release of Russian opposition Navalny.
“We are deeply disturbed by the arrest of Navalny and call for his immediate release and respect for his due process rights in accordance with the rule of law,” the UN Human Rights Office said in a statement on Twitter.
Navalny, 44 years old, felt unwell while flying in Russia on August 20 and was rushed to hospital for treatment.
Later, he was sent to a hospital in Berlin, Germany for treatment.
The German government said on September 2 that there was a “Novichok” type of nerve agent in Navalny. The European Union, the North Atlantic Treaty Organization and several Western governments condemned Russia.
The Russian government repeatedly strongly denied that it was related to the incident, saying that Navalny left Russia without toxic substances.
Russia calls for an end to politicize the incident.