November 17, 2021
General News

Kremlin critic Gudkov leaves Russia fearing new arrest

Russian opposition politician Dmitry Gudkov speaks to the media after being released from custody in Moscow, Russia June 3, 2021. REUTERS/Tatyana Makeyeva/File Photo

Russian opposition politician Dmitry Gudkov said on Sunday he had left Russia after receiving warnings by people close to the Kremlin that he would be arrested if he stayed in the country.

A former member of the Russian parliament, Gudkov, 41, was detained by Russian law enforcement officials on Tuesday over allegations he failed to pay a debt on a rented property, which he denies. read more

He was released from custody on Thursday but remains a suspect in a criminal case. A group of Kremlin opponents, many of them allies of jailed Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny, have fled the country due to the latest crackdown on the opposition after street rallies to demand Navalny’s release.

Gudkov said the true purpose of the probe was…

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