Moscow court jails Navalny for 15 days, bars him from opposition rally

February 19, 2015 10:05 PM

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MOSCOW (Reuters) - A Moscow court late on Thursday jailed prominent Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny for 15 days for breaching a law that restricts demonstrations, barring him from a planned rally on March 1.

Two days earlier another court had ended house arrest terms for Navalny and upheld a suspended three-and-a-half-year prison term for the protest leader over a theft case he says is politically motivated.

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