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Russian court sentences Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny to jail – Sydney Morning Herald

Alexei Navalny, one of President Vladimir Putin’s most prominent critics, was arrested on January 17.

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A Navalny ally had urged the West before the hearing to hit Putins inner circle with personal sanctions.
Navalnys supporters urged people to gather in central Moscow though riot police had already taken up position. His lawyers said they would appeal the ruling.
Servicemen of the Russian National Guard gather at the Red Square to prevent a protest rally in Moscow, Russia.Credit:AP
Navalny, one of Putins most prominent critics, was arrested on January 17 for alleged parole violations after returning…

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