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Moscow Court Rejects Opposition Leader Alexei Navalny’s Appeal Against His Prison Sentence

File photograph pf Russian opposition chief Alexei Navalny. (Image: Reuters)

The Moscow City Court’s ruling got here even because the nation confronted a prime European rights courts order to free the Kremlins most outstanding foe.

  • Associated Press Moscow
  • Last Updated: February 20, 2021, 16:02 IST
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A Moscow court docket on Saturday rejected Russian opposition chief Alexei Navalny’s attraction towards his jail sentence.

The Moscow City Court’s ruling got here even because the nation confronted a prime European rights courts order to free the Kremlins most outstanding foe.

Navalny, 44, an anti-corruption crusader and President Vladimir Putin’s most vocal critic, was arrested on January 17 upon coming back from Germany, the place he spent 5 months recovering from a nerve-agent poisoning that he blames on the Kremlin. Russian authorities have rejected the accusation.

Earlier this month, he was sentenced to 2 years and eight months in jail for violating phrases of his probation whereas recuperating in Germany. The sentence stems from a 2014 embezzlement conviction that Navalny has rejected as fabricated and the European Court of Human Rights has dominated to be illegal. Navalny has requested the Moscow City Court to overturn the sentence and set him free.

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