Russian Opposition Leader Navalny Released From Jail

Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny was freed Thursday after serving a 30-day jail sentence for his role in organizing massive protests against President Vladimir Putin last month.

"I'm with you again after a 30-day business trip," he wrote on Twitter.  "I'm so happy to be free."

Navalny and hundreds of his supporters were detained during the May demonstrations in Moscow and dozens of other cities on the eve of Putin's inauguration to another six-year presidential term.  He was charged with inciting an unauthorized rally, and a Moscow court ordered him to jail.


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By: VOA - 4 days ago

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