The Russian opposition figure Alexei Navalny has gone on trial in Kirov. Navalny is charged with stealing from a company when he worked for the regional governor, but supporters say the charges are politically driven.
Alexei Navalny says he was given no reason for being barred from boarding a flight from Moscow to Frankfurt. He intended to appear at the ECHR, which is ruling on the legality of his numerous detentions.
After serving a 30-day jail sentence in Moscow, Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny was detained again while leaving jail, according to his aide. Navalny is once again being accused of violating protest laws.
Regional elections in Russia have been marred by nationwide protests over the Kremlin's pension reform plans. Several supporters of detained opposition leader and Putin foe Alexei Navalny have been arrested.
He's the main figure of the anti-Kremlin opposition movement in Russia and he's been spearheading protests against upping the retirement age: Alexei Navalny's rearrest is just one sign that Vladimir Putin may be nervous.
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