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  • This'll Woman is Liubov Sobol, a close ally of the prominent Russian opposition politician Alexei Navalny.

  • She's in a car with one of his lawyers outside police air, waiting to arrest her.

  • Sobel is one of several people close to Navalny that have now been detained for promoting illegal mass protests planned for this weekend, demanding Navalny be freed from prison.

  • In the video, she says she has nothing to hide, and she'll go to the protests anyway.

  • She was later released, but not all of them were.

  • Reuters has also learned that Navalny knew he would probably be jailed when he returned to Russia from Germany last Sunday.

  • Where he had been recovering from the incident with West says was an attempted poisoning with a chemical weapon.

  • Let's say Are you are you worried now?

  • Are you nervous?

  • No, not at all.

  • At the time, Navalny said he didn't believe he'd be arrested.

  • But the protests, according Toa one Navalny associate, were planned in anticipation of that scenario as a way to force the Kremlin's hand for his eventual release.

  • He's accused of breaking the terms of a separate jail sentence.

  • Accusations of embezzlement charges he says were trumped up good, never himself.

  • It's not clear how successful the protest strategy, maybe the seven years ago Navalny was released from prison on parole after mass protests.

  • But two sources close to the Kremlin say this time will probably be different.

  • Navalny has become more of a threat.

  • They say they don't believe he's a serious threat to President Putin yet whose approval ratings dwarf Navalny.

  • But the sources also say that the heavy handed way that Navalny's return was dealt with was likely boosting his support and could risk turning him into a martyr.

  • One said he might be kept behind bars until after September's parliament elections that actually policy.

This'll Woman is Liubov Sobol, a close ally of the prominent Russian opposition politician Alexei Navalny.

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    林宜悉 posted on 2021/01/23
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