Arrests and police raids follow Russia’s vote to let Putin rule for life

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Khabarovsk governor, who beat a Kremlin candidate at the 2018 election, was arrested and taken to Moscow for questioning on Thursday - Investigative Committee of Russia via Reuters
Khabarovsk governor, who beat a Kremlin candidate at the 2018 election, was arrested and taken to Moscow for questioning on Thursday – Investigative Committee of Russia via Reuters

“An opposition governor was detained and several activists had their homes raided by the police on Thursday as Russia’s latest crackdown on dissent gathers momentum.”

“The flurry of arrests and criminal inquiries follow last week’s vote in which nearly 78 percent endorsed constitutional amendments allowing Vladimir Putin to stay as president at least until 2036 when he turns 83.”

“Sergei Furgal, the governor of the Khabarovsk Region in Russia’s Far East who beat a Kremlin candidate at the 2018 election, was arrested by camouflaged agents of Russia’s top investigative body on Thursday morning and put on a plane to Moscow.”

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