Russian opposition commemorates anniversary of murder of Kremlin critic Boris Nemtsov

Several thousand people commemorated the anniversary of the 2015 murder of Russian opposition politician Boris Nemtsov in central Moscow on Saturday, following a clampdown on protests over the jailing of Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny. With a minimal police presence at the scene, opposition supporters laid flowers on the bridge in central Moscow where Nemtsov was… Read More Russian opposition commemorates anniversary of murder of Kremlin critic Boris Nemtsov

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

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

Russian judge orders 30-day remand of Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny

A Russian judge remanded Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny in pre-trial detention for 30 days on Monday for violating the terms of a suspended jail sentence, ignoring calls from Western countries to free the opposition politician immediately. The ruling, a day after police detained him at the airport as he returned home for the first time… Read More Russian judge orders 30-day remand of Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny

Russian police detain opposition politician Alexei Navalny on arrival in country

Police detained prominent Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny on arrival in Moscow on Sunday after he flew home to Russia from Germany for the first time since he was poisoned last summer, triggering a political clash with the West. The move, which could see Navalny jailed for 3.5 years for allegedly flouting the terms of a… Read More Russian police detain opposition politician Alexei Navalny on arrival in country

Russian opposition politician Alexei Navalny to fly back to country on January 17

Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny said on Wednesday he would fly back to Russia on January 17 from Germany where he has been recovering after being poisoned, shrugging off potential legal risks that could see him jailed. Navalny, one of President Vladimir Putin’s leading critics, was airlifted to Germany for treatment in August after collapsing on… Read More Russian opposition politician Alexei Navalny to fly back to country on January 17

Swedish court sentences Russian man to ten years imprisonment for hammer attack on Chechen blogger

A hammer-wielding Russian man who tried to beat to death a well-known blogger and critic of Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov in Sweden last year was sentenced on Monday to 10 years in prison by a Swedish court. Tumso Abdurakhmanov survived the February 26 attack in the town of Gavle. The court did not give the… Read More Swedish court sentences Russian man to ten years imprisonment for hammer attack on Chechen blogger