© Reuters. Russian opposition chief Alexei Navalny speaks as he waits for a court docket listening to in a police station in Khimki
Via Anton Zverev and Andrew Osborn
MOSCOW (Reuters) – A Russian pass judgement on remanded Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny in pre-trial detention for 30 days on Monday for violating the phrases of a suspended prison sentence, ignoring calls from Western international locations to unfastened the opposition flesh presser in an instant.
The ruling, an afternoon after police detained him on the airport as he returned house for the primary time since being poisoned by way of a military-grade nerve agent, could also be the prelude to him being jailed for years.
Moscow’s jail provider has implemented to transform a suspended 3.5 yr embezzlement sentence in the similar case, which he says used to be trumped up, into actual prison time later this month.