Russian police have raided the house of opposition activist Lyubov Sobol early this morning and took her in for questioning, Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny and his supporters stated.
Mr Navalny's supporters stated they thought the police motion was a response to her making an attempt to knock on the door of an alleged FSB safety agent in Moscow who Mr Navalny says took half in a botched plot to poison him in August.
The FSB has dismissed Mr Navalny's allegations as a provocation.
Ivan Zhdanov, head of Navalny's Anti-Corruption Fund, wrote on Twitter that investigators had launched an investigation into trespassing "with the use of violence or a threat to use it".
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Mr Navalny, one in every of President Vladimir Putin's most outspoken critics, was airlifted to Germany for medical remedy in August after collapsing on a airplane in Russia.
Germany has stated he was poisoned with a Soviet-style Novichok nerve agent in an try and homicide him, an assertion many Western nations settle for.
The Kremlin has repeatedly rejected any suggestion that Russia tried to kill Mr Navalny.
Mr Navalny on Monday launched a recording of him talking by telephone at size to a person he described as a state safety agent who advised him, amongst different issues, that the poison had been positioned in his underpants.
Mr Navalny stated he had posed as an aide to a senior Russian safety official to realize the person's confidence.
Russia's FSB safety service dismissed the recording as a pretend.
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