08 March 2021,   16:28
Alexei Navalny jailed in Russia for 30 days

Russia’s most prominent opposition figure has been jailed for 30 days, after returning to Moscow for the first time since he was poisoned in 2020.

Alexei Navalny, 44, was arrested soon after his flight from Germany landed in Moscow on Sunday.

Prosecutors say he violated the parole terms of a suspended sentence for embezzlement that he says was politically motivated.

US and European leaders have led calls for his release.