Watch Putin speak out about the imprisonment of Navalny in Davos

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Russian President Vladimir Putin speaks on the Davos Agenda, a virtual event hosted by the World Economic Forum.

It comes amid outcry from the international community over the imprisonment of opposition leader Alexei Navalny. Protests took place across Russia on Saturday, mostly in support of Navalny, a prominent anti-corruption activist and critic of Putin.

Navalny was arrested on January 17, immediately after returning to Russia from Germany, where he had been treated for nerve agent poisoning last August. Putin was accused of being behind the poisoning; The Kremlin denies any involvement.

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