Russian Opposition Leader Navalny Given 15 Days in Custody

February 19, 2015 8:48 PM

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Russia's leading opposition figure Alexei Navalny has been sentenced to 15 days in police custody for handing out leaflets in the subway.

A district court in Moscow ruled Thursday that Navalny, an anti-corruption crusader who spearheaded protests against President Vladimir Putin's rule, violated the law when he campaigned for an unsanctioned "anti-crisis" march on March 1.

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