Navalny, colleagues spent night at police station, his NGO office raided

Aleksei Navalny and staff members of his Anti-corruption Foundation NGO, detained during protests in Moscow on Sunday, are staying at a police station.

Censor.NET reports citing Dozhd quoting Navalny's press secretary Kira Yarmysh.

According to her, the police have seized phones from the detained ACF employees.

As reported, the foundation representatives were detained at the rally On vam ne Dimon (He is not Dimon to you) as they performed an online broadcast. The police came to the foundation's office to conduct a search "following a message about an explosion threat." Following the search, the staff members were detained and taken to the Danilovsky police station. A detention report was drawn up under article 19.3 (disobedience to a police officer).

Read more: Over 1,000 detained in anti-corruption rally in Moscow

Earlier, Yarmysh reported Navalny had been detained 20 minutes after the rally kicked off near the Mayakovskaya metro station. The opposition politician was left at the police station pending a trial on March 27. The Interior Ministry Moscow Department press service reported an administrative violation record had been drawn up against Navalny under Article 20.2 of the Code of Administrative Offenses of Russia (violation of the established procedure for organizing or holding a meeting, rally, demonstration, procession or picket).

Read more: 130 people apprehended by Moscow police during anti-corruption protests

On March 26, an unsanctioned anti-corruption rally took place in Moscow. The police report that up to 8,000 people took part in the event. Its organizer, opposition politician Aleksei Navalny, was detained at the beginning of the rally.

Similar anti-corruption protests took place in many other cities across Russia. The police apprehended dozens of participants in unauthorized rallies in Vladivostok, Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk, Khabarovsk, Yekaterinburg and so on.

The protests are said to have been triggered by Alexei Navalny's recent report exposing posh property of Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev.
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