İrem UZUN -TDO- Russian police raided the home of opposition activist Lyubov Sobol early on Friday and took her in for questioning, Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny and his supporters have said. Navalny’s supporters said they thought the police action was a response to her trying to knock at the door of an alleged the Federal Security Service of the Russian Federation (FSB) agent in Moscow who Navalny says took part in the botched plot to poison him with Novichok in August.
On Monday Navalny said he had tricked an alleged chemical weapons expert with the FSB named Konstantin Kudryavtsev into admitting that the domestic intelligence agency had sought to kill him this summer by placing poison in his underwear. Later Monday, Sobol went to the Moscow apartment where a joint media report led by the Bellingcat investigative website last week said Kudryavtsev lives. She was detained by police at the scene and questioned for hours.
On Friday police took the opposition activist and confiscated her technological devices, Navalny’s Anti-Corruption Fund wrote on Twitter. Sobol, a lawyer by training, has previously announced her plans to run for parliament next year.