Published On: Mon, Jan 29th, 2018

Russian opposition leader Navalny released from police custody

epa06480963 (FILE) - Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny smiles as he attends a procedure to submit documents for his registration as a candidate for Russian presidency at the Russian Central Election Commission (CEC) headquarters in Moscow, Russia, 24 December 2017 (reissued 28 January 2018). Russian police wrestled Alexei Navalny into a patrol wagon on Sunday, after he appeared at a rally to urge voters to boycott what he said would be a rigged presidential election in March, media reports.  EPA-EFE/MAXIM SHIPENKOV

The Russian President Vladimir Putin’s prime opponent, Alexei Navalny, who was recently arrested by the police authorities for organising an unauthorised march demanding the boycott of the upcoming presidential election in which he was barred by the government from taking part on the ground that he was once convicted in a criminal case (which, he said, was politically motivated), has been released from the police custody.

As per the report, at this moment, no serious charges have been registered against the most vocal opposition leader.

Anyway, the opposition leader’s lawyer has informed the media houses that he might have to face some serious charges in the court afterwards.

Against the Russian President who tolerates no dissent, the opposition leader has been erecting a serious obstruction through his demonstrations and protests for last few years.

He once claimed that he could defeat the present supremo if it is a fare election. There were indications in his earlier statements, like the one mentioned above, that the elections were not conducted in a fool-proof manner in his country.

It is not the first time that the legal action has been taken against the opposition leader. Several times, in the recent past, the opposition leader has faced similar legal actions.


Vignesh. S. G

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Russian opposition leader Navalny released from police custody