Over 100 detained at memorials for Navalny in Russia

Police officers detain a man laying flowers to Alexei Navalny at the Memorial to Victims of Political Repression in St. Petersburg, Russia on Friday, Feb. 16, 2024. (AP Photo)
Police officers detain a man laying flowers to Alexei Navalny at the Memorial to Victims of Political Repression in St. Petersburg, Russia on Friday, Feb. 16, 2024. (AP Photo)

Russian police have detained over 100 people at spontaneous memorials for deceased opposition leader Alexei Navalny, the OVD-Info rights group says.

As of February 17, “more than 101 people have already been detained in 10 cities” including 11 in the capital Moscow, OVD-Info says on its website.

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