Russia opposition leader Alexei Navalny freed without charges after brief detention

Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny speaks during an interview with AFP at the office of his Anti-corruption Foundation (FBK) in Moscow on January 16, 2018. (Photos by AFP) Russian opposition Leader Alexei Navalny has been released without charges several hours after he was detained by police during a rally. Navalny’s lawyer, Olga Mikhailova, told Reuters […]

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Russia’s Supreme Court upholds ban barring Alexei Navalny from running for presidency

Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny speaks in the studio of the radio station Echo of Moscow in the Russian capital Moscow, December 27, 2017. (Photo by Reuters) Russia’s Supreme Court has upheld a decision by the country’s Central Election Commission (CEC) to bar opposition leader Alexei Navalny from running for president in next year’s election. […]

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Authorities in Russia to probe opposition figure Alexei Navalny over election boycott campaign

Russian opposition figure Alexei Navalny delivers a speech during a meeting with his supporters in Moscow on December 24, 2017. (Photo by AFP) Authorities in Russia will launch a probe into whether opposition figure Alexei Navalny has violated Russian law by campaigning for a boycott of the next presidential election, the Kremlin says. Kremlin spokesman […]

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Russia bars opposition figure Alexei Navalny from running for president

Russia’s Central Election Commission has barred opposition figure Alexei Navalny from running for president in the March 18 election. Members of the commission on Monday decided unanimously that Navalny, a lawyer turned anti-corruption campaigner, isn’t eligible to run in the election because of a controversial conviction in a fraud case.   Navalny submitted his official […]

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