Moscow: Alexei Navalny again sentenced to prison

Putin critic Alexei Navalny has to go to prison for 30 days. He cannot participate in a demonstration he has organized.

Moscow: Alexei Navalny again sentenced to prison

Because he was supposed to have violated law in organization of nationwide demonstrations in January, a court in Moscow sentenced Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny to 30 days ' arrest. The verdict is just before 9 September, for which furr protests are planned. For his sake, 42-year-old Navalny will be in custody that day.

The mayor is elected in Moscow on 9 September. There are also governors elections in many regions. At same time, Navalny has called for protests against planned increase in retirement age for this day, over which many Russians are massively upset.

Navalny had already been arrested surprisingly on Saturday in front of his house in Moscow. Via Twitter, opposition called on his followers to continue to promote planned rallies. The state power should "not think that arrest for me changes anything". Navalny is considered most important critic of Russian President Vladimir Putin. In recent years, authorities have repeatedly withdrawn him from market with arrest penalties.

Updated Date: 28 August 2018, 12:00

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