Navalny's wife tells supporters not to be afraid

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Published on January 18, 2021 - Duration: 00:47s

Navalny's wife tells supporters not to be afraid

The wife of Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny called on supporters not be afraid, minutes after Yulia Navalnaya saw her husband detained at border control checkpoint on Sunday.

Navalny's wife tells supporters not to be afraid

Police detained prominent Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny on arrival in Moscow on Sunday (January 17) after he flew home to Russia from Germany for the first time since he was poisoned last summer, triggering a political clash with the West.

His wife Yulia Navalnaya spoke to supporters outside the airport thanking them for their support and calling on them not to be afraid.

The move, which could see Navalny jailed for three and a half years for allegedly flouting the terms of a suspended prison sentence, may reignite political pressure on the West to tighten sanctions on Russia, especially against an $11.6 billion project to build a natural gas pipeline from Russia to Germany.

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