Russian opposition politician Navalny released from jail

Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny was released on August 23, 2019. (File photo: AFP)

Russian opposition politician Alexei Navalny was released on Friday after 30 days in prison, his spokeswoman Kira Yarmysh said on Twitter.

Navalny, a prominent Kremlin critic, was jailed on charges of violating Russia’s protest laws after he called for people to demonstrate in central Moscow over the exclusion of opposition candidates from a September election for Moscow’s city legislature.

That vote, though local, is seen as a dry run for a national parliamentary election in 2021.

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Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 14:05 - GMT 11:05
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