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European court fined Russian Federation for Navalny

European court fined Russian Federation for Navalny European court fined Russian Federation for Navalny
Melinda Barton | 17 May, 2018, 02:29

May 5, in more than 80 cities of Russian Federation held rallies in connection with the fourth inauguration of President Putin with the slogan "He's not our king".

A Moscow court has ordered opposition politician Aleksei Navalny to be jailed for 30 days over nationwide protests against President Vladimir Putin.

The court on Tuesday said Navalny's 30-day sentence would come into effect immediately, a Reuters correspondent there reported.

The court heard testimony from one of the police officers who detained Navalny who said the group of 15 police had been authorised to use physical force.

The Moscow City Court told Interfax that the terms of arrest Navalny was sentenced to do not add up. Organized under the slogan "He is not our Tsar!" the anti-Vladimir Putin protests resulted in hundreds of arrests around the country.

He was also sentenced to 15 days in detention on a separate charge of refusing to comply with a police order.

The vocal Putin foe was released hours later but was ordered not to leave Moscow while the cases against him were pending. This will run concurrently with the first sentence and he should not be in jail for any longer than 30 days.

"I hope this decision helps an enormous number of people who were subjected to this dumb, pointless, corrupt ban", Navalny wrote in a blog post reacting to the decision.