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Appeal against detention of Russian dissident Navalny rejected

Alexei Navalny will remain in detention until February 15 due to a 30-day prison sentence.

The appeal against the detention of the dissident Alexei Navalny in Russia was rejected by the court.

Navalny’s lawyers applied for the release of their clients who were arrested on 17 January for “violating the probation period several times”.

Evaluating the application, Moscow Regional Court decided that there was no change in the legal status of Navalny and rejected his request for release and ordered the continuation of his detention.

Navalny will remain in detention until February 15, due to a 30-day prison sentence.

In Russia, tens of thousands of people participated in an unauthorized protest for the release of the imprisoned Russian opponent Alexei Navalny on 23 January. It was stated that more than 3 thousand people were detained in demonstrations throughout the country.

Kremlin Spokesperson Dmitriy Peskov had argued that the protests in support of Navalny were “illegal and unacceptable”.

Navalny also announced that the protests will be held again on January 31st.

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