#Alexei Navalny

.Moscow, Russia
Alexei Navalny Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny . (AP/PTI Photo)

  • Alexei Navalny was given a two-and-a-half year sentence at a facility in Vladimir region, about 200 kilometres east of Moscow
  • He was convicted of violating parole while in Germany as he recovered from a poisoning attack
  • "We have 100% information that Navalny arrived in the Vladimir region to serve his sentence," an official confirmed

.Moscow, Russia
Alexei Navalny will remain jailed. (Credit: Instagram / @ navalny)P

  • Judge Dmitry Balashov dismissed Navalny's appeal of a decision to hand him a prison sentence
  • Navalny was ordered on February 2 to serve two years and eight months for breaching his parole terms
  • He described the legal process to jail him "absurd"

.Moscow, Russia
Alexei Navalny was taken into police custody immediately after returning to Moscow in January from Germany. (Photo Credit: AP/PTI)

  • Navalny faces defamation charges for referring to a World War II veteran as a traitor
  • He said that "every moment of this case is obvious legal nonsense"
  • Navalny's  arrest sparked two consecutive weekends of nationwide protests demanding his release

.Moscow, Russia
Alexei Navalny has spurred Russian politics. (Photo Credit: Instagram/navalny)

  • Small groups of up to several dozen people were seen staging pro-Navalny flash mobs in cities
  • The new forms of opposition rallies in Russia are similar to human chains
  • Navalny was arrested and jailed upon returning to Russia last month

.Moscow, Russia
The merciless crackdown has been sharply criticised by Europe and the United States. (Photo credit: AP/PTI)

  • Vladimir Putin accused the West for using Alexei Navalny to try to "control" Russia
  • He said that Moscow's opponents envied Russia' successes
  • Alexei Navalny was jailed for three years that sparked nationwide protests

.Moscow, Russia
Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny was sentenced to serve nearly three years in jail last week. (Photo Credit: AP/PTI)

  • Alexei Navalny has been alleged of defaming a World War II veteran
  • Navalny's arrest on arrival back to Russia last month sparked large nationwide protests
  • He was poisoned with nerve agent last year 

.Moscow, Russia
Alexei Navalny (second from right) was treated in Germany after being poisoned and was arrested from a Moscow airport on his return to Russia last month. (Photo Credit: Instagram/@Navalny)

  • Russia seeks to arrest Leonid Volkov, opposition leader Navalny's aid in EU
  • Many key figures detained during protests, sparked after Navalny's arrest, in Russia
  • EU prime diplomat Josep Borrell is likely to suggest sanctions on Vladimir Putin associates in a meeting

.Germany
Moscow accused the diplomats of attending "illegal protests" last month. (Photo credit: AP/PTI)

  • Russia had on Friday announced the shock expulsion of the three EU diplomats
  • Moscow's decision to expel the diplomats not justified, the German foreign ministry said
  • The Polish foreign ministry likewise condemned the "groundless expulsion"

.Moscow, Russia
People walk on a street during a protest against the jailing of opposition leader Alexei Navalny in Moscow, Russia, on Sunday, Jan. 31, 2021. (AP/PTI Photo)

  • The expulsion of diplomats was consequence of actions of some diplomatic missions in Moscow against the backdrop of illegal riots"
  • Russia has been witnessing mass anti-Kremlin rallies held in Russia for two consecutive weeks
  • EU foreign policy chief said he "strongly" condemns the decision of the Kremlin to expel the diplomats

.Minsk, Belarus
Belarus has seen historic protests since presidential election on August 9. (Photo Credit: AFP Photo)

  • Opposition leader Svetlana Tikhanovskaya believes she defeated President Alexander Lukashenko in August 9 elections
  • The US and the Europeans said they supported a "day of solidarity" called for Sunday