Russian opposition politician Alexei Navalny says he was “dragged out” of his office by police officers who conducted fresh searches at the headquarters of his Anti-Corruption Foundation (FBK) in Moscow.
“Latest: no one has been detained. They simply dragged me out of the office,” Navalny tweeted on December 26, shortly after his spokeswoman said the Kremlin critic was “forcibly detained and led away.”
Videos show police officers forcing their way in with a power tool on December 26.
Navalny was live on Twitter, showing the moments before police officers entered the office.
It was not immediately clear why the outspoken Kremlin critic was detained.