Court rejects Navalny’s appeal against his prison sentence

A Moscow court on Saturday rejected the appeal of Russian opponent Alexei Navalny against his prison sentence. / Photo taken on February 20, 2021 / Press Service of Moscow City Court / REUTERS


MOSCOW (Reuters) – A Moscow court on Saturday dismissed Russian opponent Alexei Navalny’s appeal against his prison sentence.

Alexei Navalny, 44, has been detained in Russia since returning from Germany last month and was sentenced to three and a half years in prison on February 2 for violating his parole conditions, a charge he received. he refutes.

The appeal was dismissed but his sentence was reduced by six weeks.

The Kremlin on Thursday rejected the appeal of the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) for the immediate release of the opponent, saying it was an unacceptable interference in the affairs of a sovereign state .

(Polina Nikolskaya, version française Patrick Vignal)

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