- Title: Russian court rejects arrest appeal by Navalny
- Date: 30th March 2017
- Summary: MOSCOW, RUSSIA (MARCH 30, 2017) (REUTERS) RUSSIAN OPPOSITION LEADER ALEXEI NAVALNY AND HIS LAWYER OLGA MIKHAILOVA IN COURT ROOM MEDIA AND ACTIVISTS NAVALNY COURT BAILIFF NAVALNY TALKING ON PHONE TO OTHER DETAINEES NAVALNY AND OTHERS STANDING UP AS JUDGE ENTERS COURT ROOM COURT BAILIFFS JUDGE READING OUT VERDICT / NAVALNY AND LAWYER LISTENING JUDGE NAVALNY LISTENING WIDE OF COURT ROOM JUDGE READING THAT APPEAL WAS REJECTED NAVALNY IN HANDCUFFS AS POLICE WALKS HIM AWAY VARIOUS OF MOSCOW CITY COURT NAVALNY'S LAWYER OLGA MIKHAILOVA TALKING TO MEDIA (SOUNDBITE) (Russian) LAWYER FOR ALEXEI NAVALNY, OLGA MIKHAILOVA, SAYING: "This time when appealing to the European Court (of Human Rights) we will especially stress that the detention and other actions taken after March 26 in relation to Navalny are a result of political motivation and not pursuit of justice - as it should be in a normal state." JOURNALIST HOLDING MICROPHONE
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- Keywords: Russia Alexei Navalny Lyubov Sobol oppoisition court
- Location: MOSCOW, RUSSIA
- City: MOSCOW, RUSSIA
- Country: Russia
- Reuters ID: LVA0016A5IYIV
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A court in Russia on Thursday (March 30) rejected an arrest appeal by opposition leader Alexei Navalny, who was detained during a protest rally and charged with disobeying police. The judge ruled that Navalny, who arrived in the courtroom with a pair of handcuffs on each wrist, will be held behind bars till April 10.
Navalny's lawyer Olga Mikhailova said she plans to appeal the court's ruling and wants to escalate the case to the European Court of Human Rights.
"This time when appealing to the European Court (of Human Rights) we will especially stress that the detention and other actions taken after March 26 in relation to Navalny are a result of political motivation and not pursuit of justice - as it should be in a normal state," Mikhailova said.
Up to 1,000 demonstrators who took to the streets following allegations of corruption against Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev were arrested in Moscow and a number of them were sentenced to imprisonment and fines.
An office of Alexei Navalny's anti-corruption foundation (FBK) which had earlier published an investigation about property allegedly owned by Medvedev's close friends, was raided on the day of the protest. The foundation's property including computers and documents was seized and the employees of the foundation were detained.
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