Russian activist Pivovarov says he faces two-month detention


MOSCOW (Reuters) – A Russian court on Wednesday ruled to keep opposition activist Andrei Pivovarov, who was detained earlier this week, in custody for two months, pending trial, according to a post on his Telegram channel.

Police removed Pivovarov, a former director of Open Russia, a now defunct opposition group linked to exiled former oil tycoon and Kremlin critic Mikhail Khodorkovsky, from a flight that was about to take off to the Polish capital Warsaw from St. Petersburg’s Pulkovo airport late on Monday.

(Reporting by Gabrielle Tétrault-Farber; Writing by Alexander Marrow; Editing by Andrew Heavens)

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