Russian police detain Navalny ally near prison

POKROV, Russia (Reuters) - Russian police detained Anastasiya Vasilyeva, an ally of jailed Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny, on Tuesday as she and several supporters gathered outside the prison holding him, a Reuters correspondent said.

Another Navalny supporter was also detained. It was not immediately clear why they were held.

(Reporting by Maria Tsvetkova; writing by Tom Balmforth; Editing by Andrew Cawthorne)