Euronews is no longer accessible on Internet Explorer. This browser is not updated by Microsoft and does not support the last technical evolutions. We encourage you to use another browser, such as Edge, Safari, Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox.
BREAKING NEWS

Russian opposition politician Navalny released from jail - spokeswoman

Russian opposition politician Navalny released from jail - spokeswoman
Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny walks out of a detention centre after he was jailed for 30 days for calling an unauthorised protest in Moscow, Russia August 23, 2019. REUTERS/Evgenia Novozhenina -
Copyright
EVGENIA NOVOZHENINA(Reuters)
Euronews logo
Text size Aa Aa

MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russian opposition politician Alexei Navalny was released on Friday after 30 days in prison, his spokeswoman Kira Yarmysh said on Twitter.

Navalny, a prominent Kremlin critic, was jailed on charges of violating Russia’s protest laws after he called for people to demonstrate in central Moscow over the exclusion of opposition candidates from a local election next month.

(Reporting by Anton Kolodyazhnyy; Writing by Anastasia Teterevleva; editing by John Stonestreet)

euronews provides breaking news articles from reuters as a service to its readers, but does not edit the articles it publishes. Articles appear on euronews.com for a limited time.