Moscow police on Saturday briefly detained several opposition leaders as well as a dozen other activists while they were protesting against the intensifying crackdown on Russian opposition.
Hundreds of people gathered Saturday afternoon outside the headquarters of Russian security agency FSB, a successor to the KGB, and outside the office of the Investigative Committee to protest the crackdown on the opposition as well as the treatment of leftist activist Leonid Razvozzhayev.
Investigators earlier this week said that Razvozzhayev had turned himself in and confessed to plotting riots. But days later, he disavowed his confession and filed a complaint over what he said was his abduction from Ukraine. Rights activists who visited Razvozzhayev in jail say he had been tortured into confessing.
Anti-corruption campaigner Alexei Navalny as well as Sergei Udaltsov and Ilya Yashin were detained while they were standing in the vicinity of the FSB headquarters with posters saying ''I'm again...