Tag: Human rights

Navalny launches his campaign

by Sarah Hurst Alexei Navalny announced that he would run for president of Russia on December 13, 2016. On February 8, 2017 a judge in Kirov found Navalny guilty of embezzlement and gave him a five-year suspended sentence, which meant that he would be ineligible to participate in […]

Protester gets 18 months in prison

by Sarah Hurst A judge in Moscow has sentenced 33-year-old repair man Dmitri Krepkin to 18 months in prison for allegedly causing “serious pain” to an OMON riot policeman during the anti-corruption protest organised by Alexei Navalny on March 26. As Grani.ru reported, Krepkin was accused of hurting […]