Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny is free pending an appeal of his conviction for corruption. Navalny was sentenced to five years.
The court affirmed the decision of Russia's Central Election Commission which barred Navalny from running. Navalny is vowing to continue his fight to appear on the election ballot.
The chairman of the opposition Oromo Federalist Congress (OFC), Merera Gudina, was released on Wednesday morning. He was arrested a year ago under the country's state of emergency after he returned from Europe.
Pakistan's top political parties have joined hands to topple the government, holding a major demonstration in Lahore city. But apart from their opposition against ousted PM Nawaz Sharif, they have nothing in common.
The anti-corruption advocate is vowing to appeal the election commission's ruling. Navalny has already called for a nationwide boycott of the vote in March; he's ineligible to stand due to recent convictions.
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