Police Manhandle Man Detained Outside Navalny Hearing

More than 230 people, including several journalists, were detained by police near the Moscow City Court on February 2, the day of Alexei Navalny’s hearing, human rights watchdog OVDInfo.org reported.

The hearing was to consider a motion by the federal prison authority to replace a controversial 2014 suspended sentence handed to Alexei Navalny with a jail term, TASS reported.

Allies of Navalny called on his supporters to gather outside the court on Tuesday morning, Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty said.

This video was sent to Navalny’s organization for dissemination by a person detained in a Moscow police vehicle. It shows police manhandle one man as others remonstrate from behind a metal grille. Credit: Team Navalny via Storyful