Alexei Navalny gets 15-day jail sentence

Moscow's Presnensky Court has sentenced Russian opposition activist Alexei Navalny to 15 days in prison for breaking the law comcerning rallies.

Moscow's Presnensky Court has sentenced Russian opposition activist Alexei Navalny to 15 days in prison for breaking the law comcerning rallies.

Navalny was found guilty of "a repeat violation of the procedure for holding assemblies, rallies, demonstrations and processions," an Interfax correspondent reported.

Navalny was detained in the Moscow metro on February 15 while handing out leaflets to publicize a forthcoming demonstration

The judge rejected the opposition activist's request to exclude a police protocol filled out in pencil from the case files. Navalny claimed that this protocol gave an incorrect description of the February 15 events.

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