Sunday 23rd July, 2017
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Russian opposition leader jailed

Russian opposition leader jailed

Russian opposition leader Alexei Na­valny has been sentenced to 15 days in prison after being detained at a major opposition protest that he had or­ganised.
A Moscow court issued the verdict on Monday against Navalny for resisting po­lice orders on Sunday when he walked to the protest in the Russian capital.
Navalny, 40, posted a selfie on Twitter from the courtroom, saying: “A time will come when we’ll put them on trial too - and that time it will be fair.”
“Even the slightest illusion of fair jus­tice is absent here,” Navalny said on Mon­day at the defendant’s bench, complaining about the judge striking down one motion after another.
“Yesterday’s events have shown that quite a large number of voters in Russia support the program of a candidate who stands for fighting corruption. These peo­ple demand political representation - and I strive to be their political representative.”
 

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