Published: Thu, May 17, 2018
Global | By Marsha Munoz

European court fined Russian Federation for Navalny

European court fined Russian Federation for Navalny

A Moscow court handed Alexei Navalny a 30-day jail sentence for staging an unauthorized protest on May 5. Navalny has faced multiple legal cases over embezzlement and fraud, and was barred from running in Russia's presidential election in March.

A Russian judge on Tuesday sentenced opposition leader Alexei Navalny to 30 days in prison for leading a protest against President Vladimir Putin.

The police officer said Navalny ignored megaphone warnings that the protest was illegal.

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The Moscow City Court told Interfax that the terms of arrest Navalny was sentenced to do not add up. "Therefore, the term on both rulings begins on the same day, today", it said.

The anti-corruption campaigner, who has become Putin's most visible foe, has served several weeks-long jail terms for organizing protests.

But 1,600 anti-Kremlin activists, including Navalny, 41, were detained for their actions.

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Around one in 10 of those arrested were minors, according to OVD-Info, an independent monitor that tracks arrests.

The court then launched into a second trial on a separate charge - refusing to comply with a police order - which carries a maximum sentence of 15 days.

About it Navalny wrote on Twitter. He could face up to 15 days in jail for that administrative violation.

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