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Navalny ally detained in Moscow ahead of protests: Lawyer

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Lyubov Sobol, a close ally of Alexei Navalny, was detained by uniformed officers in Moscow on Wednesday, her lawyer wrote on Twitter, ahead of protests planned across Russia in support of the jailed Kremlin critic.

Lawyer Vladimir Voronin said it was not clear where Sobol was being taken.

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