Russian anti-corruption activist-turned opposition politician Aleksey Navalny was sentenced to 30 days of civil arrest for breaching the Russian law on public protests in the course of his January ‘voters’ strike’ event.
The sentence was handed to Navalny on Monday by the Tverskoy District Court of Moscow. Earlier, he told reporters that when he asked investigators why it took them about six months to react to the January events, they said they “could not find him.” The interior ministry has not yet issued any official comments regarding Navalny’s statement.
In February, Russian news agencies reported that the Tverskoy District Court twice returned the civil case against Navalny to police to correct some technical mistakes in the paperwork.
This post originally appeared on SOTT.net