Tuesday, July 16, 2024

Navalny sentenced to 9 years in prison by Russian court

Alexei Navalny

Moscow, March 22: Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny was convicted of fraud and contempt of court and sentenced to nine years in a maximum security prison on Tuesday.
A judge also ruled that Navalny would have to pay a fine of 1.2 million rubles (about $11,500).
Navalny is currently serving another prison sentence of 2 1/2 years in a prison colony east of Moscow. His associates have said the new trial was intended to keep Navalny, President Vladimir Putin’s longtime foe, behind bars for as long as possible. Navalny has rejected the charges as bogus. (AP)