Putin critic Alexei Navalny has prison sentence appeal rejected

Navalny was arrested in January upon returning from Germany, where he spent months recovering from a nerve agent poisoning he blames on the Kremlin.

Putin critic Alexei Navalny sentenced to three-and-a-half years in prison

Alexei Navalny is the most prominent critic of Russian President Vladimir Putin.

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More than 5,000 arrested in Russian protests demanding Navalny’s release

Police so far have detained more than 4,000 participants in protests held in many cities across Russia’s 11 time zones, according to the OVD-Info group.