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UPDATE: Navalny Re-Arrested
News Bytes 01/20/2021 47 Comments

Russian police arrested opposition leader Alexei Navalny after he returned to Russia from Germany. Officials at the Kremlin are dismissing calls from U.S. and European officials to release the outspoken leader. Yesterday, Russian government officials called these recent developments “an absolutely internal matter.”

On August 20, 2020, Navalny fell into a coma on a flight from Siberia to Moscow. He arrived at a Berlin hospital two days later to receive treatment. Labs in Germany, France, and Sweden, and tests by the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons, established that Navalny had been poisoned by a Soviet-era nerve agent.

Russian authorities insist that the doctors who treated Navalny in Siberia found no traces of poison. They refused to open a full-fledged criminal probe.

Navalny blames his poisoning on President Vladimir Putin’s government. (For more on Navalny and the poisoning, read Russian Poison Victim.)

Last month, he released the recording of a phone call. Navalny says he made the call to a member of a group of officers of Russia’s Federal Security Service, or FSB. Navalny believes the FSB poisoned him in August and then tried to cover it up. The FSB dismissed the recording as fake.

Statements have come from around the globe condemning Navalny’s arrest. Many are requesting the leader’s immediate release. The arrest and the resulting uproar have added to the tensions between Russia and the West. Some EU countries are even calling for more sanctions (official punishments and trade restrictions) against Moscow.

So far, the Kremlin isn’t backing down. Spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters yesterday: “We can’t and are not going to take these statements into account.” He insists, “We are talking about a fact of non-compliance with the Russian law by a citizen of Russia. This is an absolutely internal matter and we will not allow anyone to interfere in it and do not intend to listen to such statements.”

Russian police detained Navalny at passport control at Moscow’s Sheremetyevo airport. He had flown in on Sunday evening from Berlin. On Monday, a quickly set-up court sentenced him to pre-trial detention for 30 days.

Russia’s prison service maintains Navalny, Russia’s most prominent opposition figure and anti-corruption campaigner, violated the terms of his probation for a 2014 money-laundering conviction. The European Court of Human Rights has questioned that decision. But Russian officials want Navalny to serve a three-and-a-half-year sentence in prison.

Navalny believes the crackdown against him is a sign of Putin’s fear. But Peskov insists Navalny has violated the law. He says questions law enforcement had for him “have nothing whatsoever to do with the Russian president.”

After the arrest on Monday, Navalny’s allies announced preparations for nationwide mass protests on Saturday. They also released a video of Navalny urging people to not “be afraid” and “take to the streets.”

(Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny, right, walks handcuffed after a court hearing in Moscow, Russia, on Monday, January 18, 2021. AP/Pavel Golovkin)

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1st Comment

Hmmmm.......

2nd comment

This is bad...

2nd comment P.S. This is Caro

Okay.

sorry

Mine wasn't the second comment. oops!

Uhhh........So what exactly

Uhhh........So what exactly did he do again?

I'm guessing they're going to

I'm guessing they're going to kill him...

Why is there no good news....

Why is there no good news..............???? <(_ _)>

First he

First he went in a coma then got arrested wow what a vacation to Russia.

@ N&M

My mom said he leads an opposite government in Russia (one thats not in power)

@ Above

Ah, okay.

Yyyyup. Russia at its best

Yyyyup. Russia at its best for ya. All the blither about Navalny breaking the law or whatever. While I wouldn't be incredibly surprised if he did some shady stuff, I'm more convinced that the Kremlin is just lying.

Ok....? Don’t have much to

Ok....? Don’t have much to say

@ Everyone

Did y'all even read the other article?
https://teen.wng.org/node/6358

Above

Lol yeah

they should write about Biden

they should write about Biden's inauguration today. it is the path of destruction for america.

Ikr

Ikr

I'm not gonna watch the fake

I'm not gonna watch the fake guy go to the fake inauguration
and pronounce death to America

@N&M.A

I am surprised at you. That is not a nice thing to say.

@N&M.A

Even though I said Biden was not going to win, we should not call him fake.

@Everyone

We are Christians, and we are supposed to love our enemies.

Sorry I'm just a little

Sorry I'm just a little annoyed

Why would even want to back

Why would even want to back to Russia. If it was me I would stay out of there.

this is Mylee

we can't do anything about him becoming president.But we can stand up for whats right to help america ! I feel sad that this guy got poisoned or something like that :( .

I agree

At first I thought that Biden was going to be better then Trump.... not happening. And why is he so concerned with climate change? Its not even happeing!

Did y'all see today's top

Did y'all see today's top story?

@Above

Not My President.
I will not watch the inauguration or his stupid speech. A phony president will not be getting any views from me. The democrats are always saying they want the first this or that president well Biden is the first fraudulently elected president. I refuse to recognize him as the true president of America.

@Asher E

That is not nice.

@ Everyone

Please be respectful of our new President. I watched part of his speech, and the parts I heard were good. If course that doesn't mean he will be a good president, but I have no proof that he will be a bad one.

@Asher E

that is disrespectful and rude. I agree with KN

@Corban I

It wasn't trying to be.

@Maddy M

It is a bit hard for me to respect a man who was involved in stealing an election at the moment I am sorry if that offends you.

@Asher E

I don't support Biden or anything, I just think that we shouldn't say stuff like that. Whatever happened to 'If you don’t have anything nice to say, don't say it'?

CREEEEPY

Russia is creepy. have you seen there prisons?

This is London

Biden supporters lgbtq+ and abortion. :( it is so horrible

@Everyone

Ok, look...I know a lot of people don't approve of Biden's election, but it was all God's plan for him to be put there. even if it was fraud. Every election has fraud in it. I bet the democrats were more involved in any fraud than Biden himself. Yes, he supports a TON of bad things, but God calls us to love everyone. We are just as bad as the people who support those things if we start promoting hate. God knows what He is doing. Who knows? Maybe Biden will be another Saul to Paul transformation and beat the Democrats in their own game. :) TRUST GOD!

@Corban I

...he is fake. Last I checked, cheating is cheating.

He has no right to call

He has no right to call himself a Christian if he supports gay rights because it says many times in the bible that Homosexuality is against God

@RW

I agree, but it's not just Biden! About half of the people in the government are like that! I can't believe that people are okay with homosexuality! It makes me so mad when people try to shove it in your face! ):(
Story: Once upon a time, before Cuties, (if you don't know, ask your parents) we and our cousins watched a show on Netflix (*spit*) called Voltron. It was an awesome show with an amazing storyline, great humor, no bad words, intense and thrilling battles with no gore, basically the ideal kids show. Enter Season 8. We watched the whole season minus the last three episodes which built up the finale. We go to our cousins house for a wedding and discuss the show. We find that they have watched the finale. Great, right? They can tell us how it was! How awesomely they wrapped up the series! But no. They RUINED the FINALE of an AWESOME KID'S TV SHOW. With a gay wedding. ARE YOU KIDDING ME?! (I said to my cousins) NO! (They said to me) Then we cried together. JK, we were just in a bad mood for the rest of the day, though.
Moral of the story: People in charge of entertainment are trying to make homosexuality seem normal, so make sure to read christian reviews on things before you watch them. Don't let them fool you. God made MAN and WOMAN. It was Adam and Eve, not Adam and Steve. (That's actually kind of a funny joke, but about something NOT FUNNY AT ALL)
I rest my case and I know you all agree with me, so I don't know why I went on a rant about that.

Exactly!

Exactly!

@RW

I HIGHLY DOUBT HE IS A CHRISTIAN. He may be a weak christian, though, being pushed around by the world.

@ Addie

OOF!!! I know how that is...IT'S SO FRUSTRATING AND ANNOYING

If Biden is aChristian...

Did he pray before signing important documents? because if he did, I think God would have said "HOLD UP!"

If y'all want a book on

If y'all want a book on russia and see how bad it is,read The Turning by Gloria Whelan. the book describes modern day Russia perfectly

@RW

I think I'm reading that for school this year.

@ RW

I read that this year! I really like her Russian Saga!
@ RW and KN: Do you use Sonlight?

@ B.S

Yes!

@ RW

:) :) :)!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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