Russia’s opposition leader jail sentence

Russia’s opposition leader Alexei Navalny has been sentenced to 30 days’ administrative arrest for repeatedly violating the law on staging rallies. He was detained at his home in Moscow yesterday ahead of anti-corruption demonstrations in Russia. Hundreds of people were held during the gatherings across the country. A court in Moscow announced its verdict last evening, rejecting demands by Alexei Navalny’s defence lawyers to drop the case. Navalny, who intends to stand for the Russian presidency next year, had been due to attend the unauthorized rally in the capital earlier on Monday.