Russian Court Sentences Opposition Leader Navalny to 30 Days in Jail

by Garry Watts June 27, 2017, 1:40

A series of anti-government protests against corruption and political stagnation led by the Opposition swept through Russian Federation on Monday, leading to the arrest of thousands of demonstrators including Opposition leader Alexei Navalny who has been sent to jail for 30 days.

Mr Navalny's wife, Yulia, earlier said her husband was arrested at the entrance to his home in Moscow about half an hour before the demonstration was due to begin. "Not only they robbed the whole country, but I'll miss Depeche Mode concert in Moscow because of them".

With less than a year before Russia's nex presidential election, vocal anti-Putin critic Alexei Navalny found himself arrested yet again as protests start to bubble up throughout the country.

"After trying to intimidate protesters into abstaining from these demonstrations with blackmail and harassment, the authorities in Moscow, St Petersburg and elsewhere have punished hundreds of those who turned up with beatings and arrests".

However, Moscow Prosecutor's Office warned against holding an "unauthorized action" on Tverskaya Street, according to TASS.

White House spokesman Sean Spicer called "on the government of Russian Federation to immediately release all peaceful protesters", detained in nationwide marches. White House Press Secretary, Sean Spicer, said that the United States condemned Russian Federation for arresting peaceful protesters.

It said any attempt on Tverskaya Street will be a "direct violation" of the law. As police detained demonstrators, hundreds of others shouted slogans including "Putin is a thief" and "Shame!"

Video posted on social media showed police in Moscow kicking protesters and striking them with batons.

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Kira Yarmysh tweeted the information shortly after Navalny was reportedly arrested outside his Moscow home while on his way to an unsanctioned protest demonstration.

Although city authorities had agreed to a location for the Moscow protest, Mr Navalny called for it to be moved to one of the city's main thoroughfares.

"I'm not afraid if I get detained", Dima said. "We left the Pushkinskaya metro station and after five minutes the riot police ran up to us and dragged us to the police bus, which after a few minutes was already crowded with people", the 18-year-old told CNN via text message. Navalny served a 15-day jail term after the protest in March.

Navalny's protests were scheduled to coincide with Russia Day, the holiday celebrating the end of the Soviet era. The opposition leader said earlier they would proceed regardless of whether the government allowed them.

Navalny's anti-corruption videos have provoked the country's most powerful officials, including one accusing Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev, a Putin ally, of living far beyond his means. Medvedev has denied the claims.

Police say Navalny was detained for breaking laws regarding public meetings and obeying authorities, the Interfax news agency reports.

Navalny has been convicted three times in financial-crimes trials that he calls Kremlin-orchestrated retribution for his activism, though he has been handed suspended sentences rather than actual prison time.

People are demonstrating against alleged fraud in the Russian government.


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