Russian opposition figure sentenced to 20 days

Ahead of planned protest, Alexey Navalny gets jail time for his calls for unauthorized rallies

Russian opposition figure sentenced to 20 days

World Bulletin / News Desk

Days before a planned protest, a Moscow court sentenced opposition leader Alexey Navalny to 20 days in prison for his calls to attend "unauthorized" rallies.

Navalny, founder of the Anti-Corruption Foundation and head of Russia’s opposition Progress Party, had been detained last week.

Speaking in court, Navalny said his arrest was a "gift" for Russian President Vladimir Putin.

"We do nothing illegal," he added.

He was planning a rally in St Petersburg on Oct. 7, Putin's 65th birthday.

Last Mod: 03 Ekim 2017, 00:57
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