Op­po­si­tion leader freed

Weekend Argus (Saturday Edition) - - WORLD -

KIROV, Rus­sia: Rus­sia has un­ex­pect­edly freed op­po­si­tion leader Alexei Navalny on bail, bend­ing to the will of thou­sands of pro­test­ers who de­nounced his five-year jail sen­tence as a crude at­tempt by Pres­i­dent Vladimir Putin to si­lence him.

In a highly un­usual rul­ing that points to Krem­lin un­cer­tainty over how to han­dle Navalny’s case and new protests, a judge ap­proved the pros­e­cu­tion re­quest to free him

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