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Russian opposition leader Navalny jailed for 30 days over protest

16 May 2018

Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny was sentenced to 30 days in jail by a Moscow court yesterday for his role in organising nation-wide protests against the President. Some 1,600 anti-Kremlin activists, including Navalny, were detained during protests held ahead of Putin's presidential inauguration. Putin won re-election overwhelmingly in March to secure his fourth term as president.

Navalny had called for demonstrations in more than 90 towns and cities. The court on Tuesday said Navalny's 30-day sentence would come into effect immediately.