Navalny prosecutors seek three-and-a-half-year jail term

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Putin spokesman says Moscow will ignore US pleas for opposition leader to be freed in wake of protests

Russian state prosecutors are poised to jail the opposition leader Alexei Navalny for three-and-a-half years, with the Kremlin shrugging off US complaints about his case on Monday ahead of a crucial court hearing on Tuesday.

Navalny – who was jailed after flying back to Moscow last month – faces the prospect of a lengthy spell behind bars. Vladimir Putin’s press spokesman, Dmitry Peskov said Moscow would ignore statements from the Biden administration, following Sunday’s mass pro-Navalny protests.

Continue reading… Source: The Guardian

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