Police detain a reporter who co-anchors Alexey Navalny's YouTube channel

Meduza
13:16, 17 may 2018

Police have grabbed another Navalny activist. On Thursday, officers detained Elena Malakhovskaya, an anchor on Navalny’s YouTube channel, outside her home in Moscow.

According to a lawyer for the Anti-Corruption Foundation, Malakhovskaya is being charged with inciting people to attend a non-permitted demonstration. On May 5, she co-hosted the Navalny Live channel’s coverage of nationwide anti-Putin protests, many of which took place without permits from local authorities.

Across the country, police detained more than 1,600 demonstrators, including 158 minors, on May 5. On May 15, Alexey Navalny was sentenced to 30 days in jail for organizing the “illegal” rallies.