DW correspondent Emily Sherwin was observing demonstrations in support of Russian opposition politician Alexei Navalny when riot police began clearing protesters.
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A Moscow court has ruled that the Kremlin critic defamed a Russian World War II veteran and ordered a fine of nearly €9,500. Earlier, the same court upheld Navalny's prison sentence for a parole violation.
The EU's chief diplomat Josep Borrell has threatened Moscow again with penalties over jailing its most prominent opponent. EU foreign ministers are expected to meet on Monday to discuss sanctions.
The jailed opposition leader is accused of insulting a Russian World War II veteran. He may face even more prison time if convicted.
The Kremlin critic was arrested on his return to Russia from Germany in January. He is serving time in prison, following a trial that Navalny dismissed as a tool to silence him.
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