Georgian police storm opposition party offices, detain its leader

Georgian police have stormed the party offices of opposition leader Nika Melia and detained him days after the prime minister resigned after a disagreement over whether to take the prominent politician into custody. Live television footage showed Melia, the leader of the United National Movement (UNM), the country’s main opposition party, being dragged from his […]

Navalny: Police detain brother, search home ahead of new protests

Russian authorities stepped up pressure on jailed Kremlin critic Alexey Navalny on Wednesday, as police raided his apartment and offices, as well as those of his allies and took his brother into custody ahead of new protests for his release this weekend. The 44-year-old, who nearly died after being poisoned last year, was jailed for […]

Police detain Kremlin critic Navalny on return to Russia

BREAKING Opposition figure Alexey Navalny detained at passport control after flying back to Russia from Germany. Russian police detained Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny at passport control after he flew home to Russia, his lawyer, the prison service and Reuters witnesses said. It was the first time Navalny has been back home since he was poisoned […]

Hong Kong police detain 11 for allegedly helping activists escape

Latest arrests are related to a group picked up by the Chinese coastguard as they fled in a speedboat, and now jailed on the mainland. Police in Hong Kong arrested 11 people under the territory’s national security law on Thursday morning for allegedly helping 12 activists who attempted to escape the city by speedboat and […]

Shanghai police detain suspect in Yoozoo Games tycoon’s death

Lin Qi, 39, the founder of Yoozoo Games, died on Christmas Day after possibly being poisoned, Shanghai police said. Police in Shanghai says they have detained a suspect in the case of the death by possible poisoning of the billionaire founder of a Chinese video game company that makes films based on the popular science […]

Greek police detain dozens to stop march in memory of slain teen

Students, trades unionists and politicians tried to defy coronavirus-related ban to pay tribute to 15-year-old Alexandros Grigoropoulos, who was shot dead by police in 2008. Police in Greece’s capital have detained dozens of people who defied a coronavirus-related ban to take part in the annual commemoration of the fatal shooting of 15-year-old Alexandros Grigoropoulos by […]

Turkey to detain 82 military officers over alleged Gulen links

Detentions part of the latest operation against suspected backers of US-based preacher accused of a 2016 failed coup bid. Turkey has ordered the detention of 82 military personnel in an operation targeting suspected supporters of a Muslim preacher who Ankara accuses of masterminding a failed coup in 2016, according to state-owned Anadolu news agency. Operations […]

Belarus police detain hundreds at ‘march of neighbours’ protests

Anti-government protesters shift tactics to evade crackdown, creating smaller gatherings in districts across Minsk. Belarusian security forces detained hundreds of protesters at rallies in Minsk the opposition had billed as “the march of neighbours”, local police and a rights group reported. Thousands of demonstrators met at various locations on Sunday, mostly in remote residential areas […]

Czech police detain 20 in football corruption probe #duzline #duzlinenews #follow4follow

Deputy football association head reportedly among 20 arrested in case centred on alleged match-fixing in second, third divisions. Czech police have detained 20 people including deputy Czech Football Association head Roman Berbr over alleged corruption and match-fixing following a nationwide raid, news reports said. “The police have launched criminal proceedings against 20 people today … […]