A Russian court has ordered the arrest of novelist Boris Akunin for allegedly participating in an unauthorized protest. Akunin, whose real name is Grigory Chkhartishvili, is a well-known author and political activist. The charges against him stem from a demonstration in support of opposition leader Alexei Navalny. Akunin’s supporters have condemned the arrest as a violation of freedom of speech and expression.

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