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Russian court rejects Kremlin critic Navalny's appeal against jail term

Russian court rejects Kremlin critic Navalny's appeal against jail term

Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny lost his appeal on Saturday against what he said was a politically motivated decision to jail him for nearly three years, but said his faith in God and belief in the rightness of his cause was sustaining him.

Russia detains dozens of Navalny supporters at anti-Putin protests

Russia detains dozens of Navalny supporters at anti-Putin protests

Russian police detained dozens of protesters on Saturday as supporters of jailed Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny took to the streets following his call to protest against President Vladimir Putin's rule.

Navalny, anticipating arrest, planned protests to force Kremlin to release him, ally says

Navalny, anticipating arrest, planned protests to force Kremlin to release him, ally says

Before he returned to Russia, opposition politician Alexei Navalny and his supporters had anticipated he would be arrested and planned to force the Kremlin to release him by staging repeated protests, a close ally has said.

Kremlin critic Navalny takes off on plane to Russia despite arrest threat

Kremlin critic Navalny takes off on plane to Russia despite arrest threat

Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny took off on a plane bound for Russia on Sunday, to return home for the first time since he was poisoned last summer, despite Russian authorities' stated desire to arrest him and potentially jail him for years.

Russia rules out Navalny poisoning, diagnoses pancreatitis

Russia rules out Navalny poisoning, diagnoses pancreatitis

Russian officials said on Friday that metabolic problems and pancreatitis caused Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny to fall ill in August, ruling out findings by European labs that he was poisoned with Novichok

Chemical weapons body confirms nerve agent Novichok in Navalny's blood

Chemical weapons body confirms nerve agent Novichok in Navalny's blood

Blood samples taken from Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny confirmed the presence of a nerve agent from the banned Novichok family, the global chemical weapons watchdog said on Tuesday.

Germany says it expects EU to impose sanctions against Russia over Navalny case

Germany says it expects EU to impose sanctions against Russia over Navalny case

Germany expects the European Union to impose new sanctions against Russia over the poisoning of opposition leader Alexei Navalny with an internationally banned nerve agent, Foreign Minister Heiko Maas said on Saturday.

Russian opposition leader fined $1.4 mln for 'defamation'

Russian opposition leader fined $1.4 mln for 'defamation'

A Russian court on Monday ordered opposition leader Alexei Navalny and ally Lyubov Sobol to pay 88 million rubles ($1.4 million) in damages to a company controlled by a top Kremlin ally.

Russia detains more than 500 people over election protest

Russia detains more than 500 people over election protest

Russian police arrested more than 500 people on Saturday, including prominent activists, around a political protest in Moscow to demand that members of the opposition be allowed to run in a local election later this year.

Russia detains Navalny as opposition decries new crackdown

Russia detains Navalny as opposition decries new crackdown

Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny was arrested and faced up to 30 days in prison Wednesday, in an apparent move by the authorities to prevent a major protest rally this week.

400 arrested at Moscow police abuse march

400 arrested at Moscow police abuse march

Russian authorities sought Wednesday to crush a new protest wave, arresting more than 400 people at a Moscow march, a day after police suddenly dropped trumped-up drugs charges against a respected journalist.

Russian police detain nearly 300 protesting against pension reform

Russian police detain nearly 300 protesting against pension reform

Thousands of supporters of jailed opposition leader Alexei Navalny protested across Russia on Sunday against planned increases to the pension age, with a rights group saying at least 291 of them had been detained by the police.