Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny detained

Moscow: Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny was detained upon his arrival in Moscow after spending nearly five months in Germany while recovering from being poisoned.

Shortly before his arrest, Navalny made a statement saying the cases against him are all fabricated. He added that the European Court of Human Rights had ruled in his favor in the case where he's been threatened with imprisonment. That is 'why I'm not afraid of anything' he said.

Navalny was detained on alleged probation violations, according to 'The Washington Post'. The exact reason for his detainment was his failure to appear at a parole hearing, 'The Guardian' reports.

Navalny returned to Moscow on Sunday on a flight from Berlin. Asianet Online