Russian Opposition leader sentenced to 30 days administrative arrest
June 13, Moscow: The Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny who intends to stand for the Russian presidency next year has been sentenced to 30 days admintrative arrest for repeatedly violating the law on staging rallies.
According to reports, he was at his home in Moscow earlier on Monday, ahead of anti-corruption demonstrations in Russia.
Hundreds of people were held during the gatherings across the country.A court in Moscow announced its verdict late on Monday, rejecting demands by Alexei Navalny's defence lawyers to drop the case.
Meanwhile, Russia's interior ministry says about 3,500 people attended the protest in the north-western city, and 500 were detained.
The Oslo Times International News Network