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Russian opposition leader Navalny arrested after campaign rally

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Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny, a candidate in next month's election for Moscow mayor, was arrested Sunday after a campaign rally, AFP journalists witnessed.

President Vladimir Putin's top critic was taken away in a police vehicle. A campaign aide told AFP the police gave no reason for the arrest two weeks ahead of the municipal elections.

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