Police Detain Navalny Supporter During News Interview

More than 230 people, including several journalists, were detained by police near the Moscow City Court on February 2, the day of Alexei Navalny’s hearing, human rights watchdog OVDInfo.org reported.

The hearing was to consider a motion by the federal prison authority to replace a controversial 2014 suspended sentence handed to Alexei Navalny with a jail term, TASS reported.

Allies of Navalny called on his supporters to gather outside the court on Tuesday morning, Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty said.

This footage shows police detaining a man holding a “Freedom, Freedom” sign outside the court house. The man was being interviewed by Current Time TV. Credit: Current Time TV via Storyful