Aides Jailed For Anti-Putin Protests As Navalny Appeal Rejected

Kira Yarmysh, the press secretary of Russian opposition leader Aleksei Navalny, has been sentenced to 25 days in prison.

(Radio Free Europe/ Radio Liberty) - A Moscow court has ordered the press secretary of jailed opposition politician and anticorruption campaigner Aleksei Navalny to be jailed for 25 days over nationwide protests against President Vladimir Putin.

The Tver district court made the ruling on May 23, a day after Kira Yarmysh was detained in the Russian capital.

"25 days is nonsense, when you know that you are right with so many people," Yarmysh tweeted. "Farewell, see you on appeal."

The host of Navalny’s YouTube channel, Ruslan Shaveddinov, was also detained on May 22 outside his Moscow home and later jailed for 30 days over the May 5 nationwide rallies.

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