Rus­sian pro­moter of protests re­leased

Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette - - INTERNATIONAL -

MOSCOW — Rus­sian op­po­si­tion leader Alexei Navalny was re­leased from jail Fri­day af­ter serv­ing 25 days for or­ga­niz­ing a wave of protests.

The op­po­si­tion will “not bend un­der any pres­sure,” Navalny said af­ter he re­turned to the of­fice of his Fund for Fight­ing Cor­rup­tion.

Navalny was ar­rested June 12 as thou­sands of pro­test­ers gath­ered for an un­sanc­tioned demon­stra­tion in Moscow. Protests in re­sponse to Navalny’s call oc­curred in more than 100 Rus­sian cities and towns that day, one of the strong­est show­ings by the marginal­ized op­po­si­tion in sev­eral years.

Nearly 2,000 peo­ple were de­tained at the protests, most of them in Moscow and St. Peters­burg.

The anti-cor­rup­tion cam­paigner aims to run for Rus­sian pres­i­dent in 2018.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from USA

© PressReader. All rights reserved.