22 Feb 2018 18:51

Navalny brought to police station to read case materials

MOSCOW. Feb 22 (Interfax) - The opposition activist Alexei Navalny has been brought to a police station to read the materials of the inquiry into the unauthorized rallies on January 28, a spokesperson for the Moscow Central Police Department told Interfax on Thursday.

"Today, as part of proceedings in the case of the administrative offense under Part 8, Article 20.2 of the Russian Code of Administrative Offenses, opened after an unauthorized public event was held on January 28, 2018, Navalny was delivered to the territorial police office. He had been notified of the need to show up to read the materials but did not do so," the spokesperson said.

Once he has finished reading, Navalny will be released, the spokesperson said.

It was reported earlier that Navalny had been detained while leaving the dentist's on Thursday and taken to the Yakimanka police station.