Russian opposition leader detained upon return to country

Alexei Navalny, who nearly died last year after being poisoned, was immediately detained by Russian authorities for at least the next 30 days. The move prompted outrage around the world.
1:16 | 01/19/21

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Overseas tonight, Vladimir Putin's fiercest critic, alexei navalny, who was nearly poisoned to death, returning to Russia and immediately detained. Well tonight, his message, and James Longman now from London. Reporter: A dangerous gamble for one of Vladimir Putin's most vocal critics. He was arrested minutes after arriving in Moscow. He's been detained for at least 30 days, prompting outrage around the world. With his supporters outside, Russia's leading opposition activist was brought before a hearing at the police station itself. The judge ruling navalny violated parole for an earlier charge. He spoke today in the court, saying, you just tore up all the criminal procedure laws and through them in the trash. Navalny nearly died last year after being poisoned with the extremely toxic chemical weapon novichok. He fell ill on an airplane, blaming the Kremlin for the attack, something they deny. He had this message for his supporters. "Don't be afraid. Take to the streets. Don't go out for me. Go out for yourself and your future." Navalny is being held until a parole hearing later this month, which could mean years of additional jail time. David? All right, James Longman in London tonight. James, thank you.

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