Navalny supporters call for fresh protests across Russia

Supporters of the Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny have called for more rallies this weekend to demand his release from pre-trial detention over parole violations he denies. One of Navalny’s leading allies, the lawyer and politician Lyubov Sobol, told reporters on Tuesday that his anti-corruption movement would continue to operate despite many people being detained after protests in Russian cities last weekend.

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