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Alexei Navalny Detained After Breaking House Arrest to Join Moscow Protest

Anti-corruption activist Alexei Navalny was detained on his way to a rally at Manezh Square, which he broke house arrest to attend. Dec. 30, 2014.

Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny was detained by police after breaking house arrest on Tuesday to join an opposition rally in Moscow.

"I was detained," Navalny said on his Twitter account. "But they won't be able to detain everyone".

A Russian court gave Navalny a suspended sentence on Tuesday for embezzling money but jailed his brother for three and a half years in a case seen as part of a campaign to stifle dissent.

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