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