The Head of Russia’s Only Independent Election Monitor Was Just Arrested, Right Before the Election

Talia Ralph GlobalPost via Business Insider 12/3/2011

The head of Russia’s only independent political watchdog was held at Moscow’s Sheremetyevo airport on Saturday as elections in the world’s biggest country began, The Associated Press reported.

Lilya Shibanova, the leader of Golos, was detained in Moscow after she refused to hand over her laptop to officials.