> Aleksei Navalny joking with policemen who showed up at the lobby of his apartment block before arresting him. The Russian Opposition leader filmed Friday's incident and posted it on Instagram. It's the third detention this year for President Vladimir Putin's most vocal domestic critic. This time as he was on his way to a pre-election rally.
The Russian state news agency TASS says, he was arrested due to his repeated calls to take part in unsanctioned public events. Navalny who's organized two anti-government protests in Moscow in recent months, wants to run for the Russian Presidency in March next year. But Russia's central election commission says he's not eligible because of a suspended prison sentence.
A charge Navalny describes as politically motivated. If he is able to run for the Presidency, Navalny will almost certainly be up against Putin. Although he is yet to confirm his candidacy.