June 12, 2017 / 10:49 AM / 2 months ago

Putin critic Navalny detained by police, his wife says

Russian leading opposition figure Alexei Navalny reacts during a break in a hearing in the slander lawsuit filed against him by Russian businessman Alisher Usmanov, in a court in Moscow, Russia May 30, 2017.Sergei Karpukhin

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Police detained Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny at the entrance of his home on Monday, just before an unsanctioned rally he was going to hold in central Moscow, but the protest will still go ahead, his wife said on Twitter.

Electricity in Navalny's office was switched off, his spokeswoman said in a separate Twitter message. A live Internet feed run from Navalny's office went off air.

Reporting by Jack Stubbs; Writing by Dmitry Solovyov; Editing by Christian Lowe

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