Navalny, a Russian dissident, was sentenced to nine years in prison. The court informs. Navalny said soon after Russian President Vladimir Putin was convicted by a Russian court “Putin is afraid of the truth.”
The Russian opposition leader has been accused of fraud and contempt of court.
Russian police have arrested two of Navalny’s lawyers outside the court where the new sentence was handed down. Newspaper correspondent Novaya Gessetta reports that both lawyers Olga Mikhailova and Vadim Kobsev were taken away by agents shortly after answering questions from reporters.
The new sentence imposed on Navalny by the Moscow justice system is the result of “fabricated charges”. A spokesman for British Prime Minister Boris Johnson told reporters in Downing Street. “Our thoughts are on the fact that Alexei Navalny and his family continue to show incredible courage in opposing the Kremlin regime,” the spokesman said. Navalny’s conviction today on charges of fraud and contempt of court are “only other fabricated allegations that Putin is using against those who try to hold him accountable for his actions.”
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