Navalny is arrested again in Moscow for advocating a mass protest this Saturday outside City Hall against local election meddling
On Wednesday, July 24, police arrested anti-corruption activist Alexey Navalny outside his home in Moscow, as he left for his morning jog. At the time of this writing, Navalny is in custody at the city’s Danilovsky District police station.
According to his lawyer, Olga Mikhailova, Navalny is being charged with repeatedly violating Russia’s laws on public assemblies. His press secretary, Kira Yarmysh, announced on Twitter that Navalny is accused of this misdemeanor offense because he advocated an unpermitted protest outside City Hall against local election officials’ refusal to register dozens of independent candidates for September’s City Duma elections.
At a mass demonstration on July 20 in support of Moscow's rejected candidates, Navalny suggested staging another protest on July 27 outside City Hall, if the authorities still refuse to register the race’s opposition candidates.