Four people detained in Moscow with papers of Navalny's campaign may be arrested - police

Young people taken to police on Tuesday evening from an apartment, where various articles in support for Moscow mayoral candidate Alexei Navalny's campaign were found, may be placed under administrative arrest.

Young people taken to police on Tuesday evening from an apartment on Chistoprudny Boulevard in central Moscow, where various articles in support for Moscow mayoral candidate Alexei Navalny's campaign were found, may be placed under administrative arrest for up to 15 days.

 

"Reports on an administrative offence under Russian Code of Administrative Offences Article 19.3 [disobedience to a lawful order by a law enforcement official] have been drawn up on the four people taken yesterday to the police station from an apartment on Chistoprudny Boulevard," the Moscow city police department told Interfax.

If found guilty, the young people are facing up to 15 days' administrative arrest.

A video posted on the Moscow city police website shows that policemen discovered a lot of campaign materials, i.e. posters, stickers, T-shirts, etc., bearing logos of Navalny's campaign at the apartment on Chistoprudny Boulevard.

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