Translation: Turovsky, a volunteer from Navalny’s team, underwent a spinal tap procedure after being beaten. Police are waiting at the entrance to take him to a detention center
A police spokesperson later explained the search in Navalny’s Moscow headquarters was in response to alleged violations of the lease agreement, the Interfax news agency reported.
Police reportedly confiscated political campaign materials during the search. Navalny’s supporters are organizing a series of events for Sunday, when they will distribute around 5 million copies a newspaper produced by the opposition leader’s staff.
Local authorities have also searched Navalny’s offices in Novosibirsk, Oryol and Vologda since Wednesday.
Police entered Navalny’s offices in Oryol and Vologda after reports they housed extremist propaganda materials. In Novosibirsk, searched the opposition leader’s offices in response to an alleged bomb threat.
Police also detained the coordinator of the Perm headquarters on Thursday, the local branch wrote on the Vkontakte social network.
Alexei Navalny is due to be released from police detention on Friday after serving a 25-day jail term for organizing anti-corruption demonstrations across Russia June 12.