Russian opposition protesters clashed with police at an unauthorized rally in Moscow. Some 3,000 people were detained as the protesters ignored warnings to stay at home and marched in the streets of the Russian capital demanding the release of arrested opposition leader Alexey Navalny, Reuters reported.
Russian police has apprehended over 200 civilians over unauthorized protest demanding the release of outspoken Kremlin critic Alexey Navalny, Reuters reported. Navalny has called on his supporters to stage mass protests targeted at President Vladimir Putin and his administration. Navalny was arrested upon his arrival in Moscow after hospital treatment in Germany amid being poisoned in August with a military-grade nerve agent.
A 35-year-old man in Belarus set himself on fire outside the government headquarters in Minsk on Friday and was hospitalised after passers-by and police put out the flames with a fire extinguisher, police said.
Russian dissident Alexei Navalny has been detained at Sheremetyevo airport near Moscow, according to a post on Navalny's Telegram channel. He was detained while going through passport control, according to the post.
Bidzina Ivanishvili, the head of Georgia's ruling party and its richest citizen, said on Monday he was quitting politics, two months after a parliamentary election his opponents allege was rigged, Reuters reported.