May 14, 2016

Navalny said about check of his involvement in IS

Today, Alexei Navalny, the founder of the Fund for Combating Corruption (FCC), was detained, along with his several employees, on the border of the Krasnodar Territory with Adygea.
At the moment of his detention, Navalny wrote in his microblog on the Twitter that policemen checked them for involvement in the "Islamic State" (IS), terrorist organization, banned in the territory of the Russian Federation.
"We are actually checked for involvement in the ISIL," Navalny said.
The "Open Russia" has also reported about the check for involvement in the IS.
Navalny reported that he was released around 2:20 p.m.
"They returned all our passports and released us," says his statement.
Maria Pirogova, the spokesperson of the Russian MIA for the Krasnodar Territory, denied information about the detention of the oppositional leader.
"Nobody has detained Navalny. Now, the preventive operation 'Anaconda' is being carried out in the territory, within which policemen stopped at the Kuschevskaya stationary checkpoint and inspected a bus, in which Navalny happened to be," the "Interfax" quotes Ms Pirogova as saying.

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