Tag: St. Petersburg

Navalny’s supporters in St. Petersburg jailed

by Sarah Hurst Five supporters of Alexei Navalny in St. Petersburg were given jail sentences today, ostensibly for “violations” during the protest against Vladimir Putin’s rigged re-election on January 28. Alexander Mironov was jailed for 15 days, Yekaterina Shlikhta, Ilya Gantvarg and Viktor Cherkassky for 10 days, and […]

More arrests ahead of Sunday’s rallies

by Sarah Hurst Courts in several regions of Russia handed out jail sentences to Navalny supporters today, as a crackdown ahead of planned protests on Sunday intensified. Navalny’s campaign coordinator in Orsk, Alexei Kozlov, was jailed for five days for refusing to allow police into the local campaign […]