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Russia: Navalny sentenced to 30 days in jail for organising anauthorised rally02:16

Russia: Navalny sentenced to 30 days in jail for organising anauthorised rally

Russian Federation, Moscow
August 27, 2018 at 20:03 GMT +00:00 · Published

Russian opposition activist Alexei Navalny was sentenced to 30 days in prison by Moscow Tverskoy District court on Monday.

He was found guilty of repeatedly violating the Russian law by organising an anauthorised rally in Moscow in January 2018. Navalny pleaded non-guilty and pledged to appeal the verdict.

His lawyer also said his arrest is meant to prevent him from holding an unsanctioned protest on September 9 against the government’s proposal to increase the retirement age.

Earlier the Moscow authorities refused to authorize the rally saying a lot of other events related to the preparation for City Day celebrations will be taking place in central Moscow on that day.

Russia: Navalny sentenced to 30 days in jail for organising anauthorised rally02:16
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Russian opposition activist Alexei Navalny was sentenced to 30 days in prison by Moscow Tverskoy District court on Monday.

He was found guilty of repeatedly violating the Russian law by organising an anauthorised rally in Moscow in January 2018. Navalny pleaded non-guilty and pledged to appeal the verdict.

His lawyer also said his arrest is meant to prevent him from holding an unsanctioned protest on September 9 against the government’s proposal to increase the retirement age.

Earlier the Moscow authorities refused to authorize the rally saying a lot of other events related to the preparation for City Day celebrations will be taking place in central Moscow on that day.