Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny sentenced to month for protests

  16 May 2018    Read: 888
Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny sentenced to month for protests

Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny was on Tuesday (May 15) sentenced to 30 days behind bars for organising protests ahead of President Vladimir Putin's fourth inauguration.

Judge Dmitry Gordeyev of Moscow's Tverskoi district court found Navalny guilty of arranging the "unauthorised protests".

The court heard testimony from one of the police officers who detained Navalny who said the group of 15 police had been authorised to use physical force.


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