Alexi Navalny 'released from jail'

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Alexi Navalny 'released from jail'

<p>Russian blogger and Putin critic Alexi Navalny has announced on social media his release from detention after spending about three weeks in jail.</p> <p>Navalny was arrested last month near his home in Moscow following a Facebook post calling on his supporters to attend an unauthorised public rally.</p> <p>He hopes to run for president next year, but he is effectively barred from taking part in the ballot because of a suspended prison sentence .. something Navalny says was politically motivated. </p> <p>While not being allowed much time on state television, Navalny gets his message out to his millions of subscribers and followers on YouTube and Twitter.</p> <p>After his release on Sunday (October 22), Navalny said on social media he planned to speak at a political meeting in the town of Astrakhan in southern Russia.</p> <p><blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">European court: Russian opposition leader Alexi Navalny’s conviction ‘arbitrary’ <a href="https://t.co/2V8sVWY1dC">https://t.co/2V8sVWY1dC</a> <a href="https://t.co/z9NF58R2Aa">pic.twitter.com/z9NF58R2Aa</a></p>— dwnews (@dwnews) <a href="https://twitter.com/dwnews/status/920375364425306115?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">October 17, 2017</a></blockquote><br /> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script></p> <p><blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="und" dir="ltr">Прекрасная статья <br /> Partisan campaign: Alexei Navalny tells Russians they have a choice <a href="https://t.co/Q67tOXp0QH">https://t.co/Q67tOXp0QH</a> через <a href="https://twitter.com/TheEconomist?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw"><code>TheEconomist</a></p>— Кира Ярмыш (</code>Kira_Yarmysh) <a href="https://twitter.com/Kira_Yarmysh/status/921251521077088256?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">October 20, 2017</a></blockquote><br /> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script></p>