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Ally of Russian opposition leader Navalny detained by police

Ally of Russian opposition leader Navalny detained by police
Navalny was poisoned in August with a Soviet-era nerve agent, but survived.

xml:space="preserve"> xml:space="preserve"> Russian state police jailed a well-known opposition leader Friday after she attempted to investigate Alexei Navalny’s poisoning.(Alexander Zemlianichenko/AP) Investigating his own poisoning, Navalny secretly recorded a phone call with FSB agent Konstantin Kudryavtsev and tricked the spy into revealing the FSB’s plot to poison Navalny with the deadly Novichok agent.Most Read Putin and the Kremlin have denied any involvement in Navalny’s poisoning.Lyubov Sobol, a 33-year-old associate of the prominent Vladimir Putin critic, was taken from her apartment early Christmas morning by state police, the BBC reported.

26, 2019 photo, Russian opposition activist Lyubov Sobol speaks on the phone as police stand guard at the Foundation for Fighting Corruption office in Moscow.Navalny is still recovering in Germany, where he was hospitalized after the attack.

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