Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Navalny Jailed for 7 Days, 420 Protestors Arrested in Moscow

Opposition leader Alexei Navalny has been jailed for seven days for disobeying a police officer while protesting against the sentences handed down to those found guilty of participating in riots at a May 2012 rally. "7 days for Alexei Navalny," Anna Veduta, press secretary of Navalny's Fund for the Fight Against Corruption, wrote on her Twitter account on Tuesday. Navalny was detained twice on Monday and spent the night in custody after attending a protest in support of the so-called Bolotnaya defendants, seven of whom were sentenced to between 2 ½ and four years in prison for their roles in an opposition demonstration on Moscow's Bolotnaya Ploshchad that ended in clashes with police. More than 420 people were detained at the protest on Monday evening, police said. A police colonel questioned by the court said that Navalny shouted slogans and resisted detention, a claim that Navalny said was disputable with video evidence, Lenta.ru reported. Another police officer told the court that Navalny had been conducting an interview that impeded passing pedestrians and was warned of his violations before being detained.


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