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Russian opposition leader Navalny arrested for 15 days
16:10, 27 March 2017
Russian opposition leader Navalny arrested for 15 days

Navalny was found guilty of defiance to legal order by militia officers

16:10, 27 March 2017

Evgeny Feldman

Tverskoy District Court of Moscow sentenced Alexei Navalny to 15 days in prison, according to TV Rain.

Navalny was found guilty of defiance to legal order by militia officers.

After the verdict was delivered in the first count, Navalny’s lawyer announced that defense has not reviewed the charges on the second conviction and requested adjournment until tomorrow. The court has given defense 5 minutes to familiarize with the materials.

Navalny asked to call Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev in court during the hearing.

"I want the real organizer of yesterday’s protest summoned in court. He can explain why so many people gathered on the streets yesterday," Navalny said.

As it was reported earlier, the number of detainees at anti-corruption rallies in Moscow, according to updated data, reached 1 thousand people.

It is noteworthy that anti-corruption action was planned in Russian cities on March 26, dedicated to the investigation by Alexei Navalny, the opponent of current president Putin. regarding the property of Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev. The investigation states that the Prime Minister and the leader of United Russia party Dmitry Medvedev allegedly owns and controls real estate objects through several social funds.

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