The ruling concluded an hours-long court hearing set up at a police precinct where the opposition politician was detained after his arrest upon arrival in Moscow.
Investigators are investigating Lyubov Sobol for trespassing as part of opposition leader Alexey Navalny’s plan to dupe an alleged FSB agent.
Counter-sanctions were announced after Moscow summoned senior diplomats from EU countries where labs concluded Navalny was poisoned in August with Novichok.
The poisoning of Alexey Navalny should not go unpunished.
Russian opposition leader Alexey Navalny, who is recovering in Germany after being poisoned in Russia, says only Russian President Vladimir Putin could have been behind the attack against him with a Soviet-era nerve agent.
Alexey Navalny said in the Instagram update he still could not use his phone and had difficulties trying to pour water into his glass or climbing stairs because his legs trembled.
United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights noted that nerve agents and radioactive isotopes such as Novichok and Polonium-210 were sophisticated substances that are very hard to get hold of.
Navalny, a prominent critic of President Vladimir Putin, was airlifted to Germany last month after collapsing on a flight from the Siberian city of Tomsk to Moscow.
German authorities said that tests showed that Russian opposition politician Alexey Navalny had been poisoned with a chemical nerve agent from the Novichok group.
The Kremlin was speaking a day after German Chancellor Merkel said Russian dissident Navalny had been poisoned with a Soviet-style Novichok nerve agent in an attempt to murder him.
Dissent has been systematically squashed out leaving a trail of dead opposition figures, critics and journalists for decades.
Alexey Navalny, a critic of President Vladmir Putin, fell into a coma last month in Russia and is currently being treated in Berlin. His case has drawn parallels with two suspected Kremlin-linked poisonings in Britain.
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