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Russia: Supreme Court rejects Navalny's second appeal

Russian Federation, Moscow
January 6, 2018 at 14:49 GMT -00:00 · Published

The Russian Supreme Court rejected opposition leader Alexei Navalny's appeal against an election registration ban for the second time in Moscow on Saturday.

The decision means Navalny remains barred from running in Russia’s 2018 presidential election.

"Today our main plan is to call for a boycott of the election. In any case, we will go through all these legal procedures, including an appeal to the Presidium of the Supreme Court. We will inquire for an explanation from the Constitutional Court,” said Navalny's defence lawyer Ivan Zhdanov.

He went on to say that "the decision will certainly be overturned sooner or later."

On December 25, the Russian Central Election Commission (CEC) refused Navalny ‘s registration as a presidential candidate.

On December 30, the court turned down Navalny's initial appeal against the CEC ruling.

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The Russian Supreme Court rejected opposition leader Alexei Navalny's appeal against an election registration ban for the second time in Moscow on Saturday.

The decision means Navalny remains barred from running in Russia’s 2018 presidential election.

"Today our main plan is to call for a boycott of the election. In any case, we will go through all these legal procedures, including an appeal to the Presidium of the Supreme Court. We will inquire for an explanation from the Constitutional Court,” said Navalny's defence lawyer Ivan Zhdanov.

He went on to say that "the decision will certainly be overturned sooner or later."

On December 25, the Russian Central Election Commission (CEC) refused Navalny ‘s registration as a presidential candidate.

On December 30, the court turned down Navalny's initial appeal against the CEC ruling.

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