Russian opposition leader held

Russian opposition leader held

Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny has been put under house arrest, forbidding him from using the internet or receiving any visitors.

Navalny is a leading opposition figure and anti-corruption crusader. He and his supporters published a damning report in January, documenting corruption in the preparations for the Sochi Olympics.

Navalny’s associates wrote in his blog that a judge at the Basmanny Court in Moscow today granted a petition by prosecutors for his arrest for a fraud conviction.

In July last year, Navalny was found guilty of fraud and sentenced to five years in prison. A day later, however, he was released on a suspended sentence following mass street protests in Moscow.

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