Moscow: Alexei Navalny released from custody

Russian opposition Alexei Navalny is free after 30 days in prison. He had called for protests before President Vladimir Putin was sworn in.

Moscow: Alexei Navalny released from custody

The Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny has been released from custody according to his own data. He was free after 30 days, explained Navalny via Twitter.

Всем привет. Я Снова с вами после 30-суточной командировки. Ужасно рад быть на свободе.

— Alexey Navalny (@navalny) June 14th, 2018

"All a good day. I'll be back with you after a 30-day business trip. I am very glad to be in freedom, "he tweeted.

The most important opposition leader was released a few hours before start of football World Cup, which opened in Moscow in afternoon.

Alexei Navalny had called for nationwide protests at beginning of May, just before President Vladimir Putin was sworn in to his fourth term. According to civil rights activists, almost 1,600 demonstrators were arrested, including Navalny mselves.

Putin had clearly won presidential election in March with more than 76 percent of votes – not least because his main adversary Navalny was excluded from election. In recent years, Russian judiciary has repeatedly opposed opposition leader.

Date Of Update: 14 June 2018, 12:01

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