Jailed Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny begins hunger strike over denial to medical care

Jailed Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny declared a hunger strike on Wednesday in an attempt to force the prison holding him outside Moscow to provide him with proper medical care for what he said was acute pain in his back and both legs. The fate of Navalny, one of President Vladimir Putin’s most prominent critics, is… Read More Jailed Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny begins hunger strike over denial to medical care

Russian court sentences opposition politician Alexei Navalny to three and half years imprisonment

A Russian court sentenced Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny to three and a half years in jail on Tuesday after ruling he had violated the terms of his parole, but said that his prison term would be shortened for time he had served earlier under house arrest. Navalny, one of President Vladimir Putin’s most prominent critics,… Read More Russian court sentences opposition politician Alexei Navalny to three and half years imprisonment

Russia fines wife of Kremlin critic for participation in protests

A Russian court on Monday fined Yulia Navalnaya, the wife of jailed Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny, 20,000 roubles (an equivalent of $265) for taking part in unsanctioned protests on Sunday, the court said. Riot police broke up protests across Russia on Sunday in support of Navalny, detaining more than 5,300 people who had braved the… Read More Russia fines wife of Kremlin critic for participation in protests

Russian police detain hundreds protesting against jailing of Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny

Riot police broke up protests across Russia on Sunday in support of Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny, detaining more than 4,500 people who had braved the bitter cold and the threat of prosecution to demand he be set free. In a massive show of force, police imposed a sweeping security lockdown in the heart of Moscow,… Read More Russian police detain hundreds protesting against jailing of Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny

Russian police detain scores of protesters demanding release of jailed opposition politician Alexei Navalny

Police detained over 1,000 people across Russia on Saturday and used force to break up rallies around the country as tens of thousands of protesters demanded the release of Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny, whose wife was among those detained. Navalny had called on his supporters to protest after being arrested last weekend as he returned… Read More Russian police detain scores of protesters demanding release of jailed opposition politician Alexei Navalny

Russia issues ultimatum to opposition politician Alexei Navalny to return to country or risk imprisonment

Russia’s prison service on Monday gave Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny a last minute ultimatum: Fly back from Germany at once and report at a Moscow office early on Tuesday morning, or be jailed if you return after that deadline. Navalny, one of President Vladimir Putin’s leading critics, was airlifted to Germany for treatment in August… Read More Russia issues ultimatum to opposition politician Alexei Navalny to return to country or risk imprisonment