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25th January 2021, 15:39:21 UTC

Opposition activist Aleksei Navalny has been jailed.

On 17 January, prominent Russian anti-corruption and opposition activist Aleksei Navalny was arrested at the airport as he returned to Moscow.

Update: On 2 February, a court in Russia ruled to imprison prominent anti-corruption and opposition activist Aleksei Navalny for two years and eight months for “violation of probation terms”. Tens of thousands join regular protests in his support, and thousands have been arbitrarily detained and subjected to ill-treatment. Aleksei Navalny mush be freed immediately and unconditionally.

Aleksei Navalny narrowly survived being poisoning by Novichok nerve agent in August 2020 and spent the last five months in Germany recovering.

Aleksei Navalny is a prominent and vocal government critic. Like many others in Russia, he has been arbitrarily targeted and now deprived of his liberty for his peaceful political activism and for exercising his right to freedom of expression

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