A Russian court docket on Monday ordered distinguished opposition chief Alexei Navalny to be stored in custody till February 15, at a unexpectedly organised listening to after his arrest, aides mentioned.
Navalny’s lawyer Vadim Kobzev tweeted from the makeshift courtroom at a police station that the court docket had dominated for Navalny to be held for 30 days from the day of his arrest on Sunday.
Navalny’s private account additionally introduced the ruling as did a number of of his key allies who denounced it as a farce.
“They detained him on the border, took him to locations unknown, his lawyer was not granted entry, the listening to was carried out urgently proper within the police station and he was detained for 30 days,” Navalny’s spokeswoman Kira Yarmysh mentioned.
“This can’t even be referred to as a parody of the rule of regulation.”
The courtroom was arrange in a police station in Khimki on the outskirts of Moscow the place Navalny was taken after a dramatic airport arrest that prompted condemnation from the West and requires his speedy launch.
Police seized Navalny, President Vladimir Putin’s most well-known opponent, at a border management submit at Moscow’s Sheremetyevo airport lower than an hour after he returned to Russia from Germany for the primary time since he was poisoned with a nerve agent in August.