Russian opposition leader Navalny freed from jail

Russian opposition leader Navalny freed from jail

MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny was released on Sunday after 20 days in jail where he was held on charges of staging an illegal protest last month.

FILE PHOTO: Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny, who was detained over allegations of staging illegal protests and sentenced to 20 days in jail, walks inside a court building in Moscow, Russia September 24, 2018. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov

Navalny had been detained since Sept. 24 when he finished a previous incarceration – a 30-day stint for planning an unauthorized demonstration in January.

Reporting by Nikolai Isayev; Writing by Maria Kiselyova; Editing by Muralikumar Anantharaman

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