Navalny will spend Russia’s presidential elections in jail

Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny and his chief of staff were arrested Thursday and will be held for 30 days, which means they will spend the upcoming presidential election, scheduled for March 18, behind bars, bne IntelliNews reports. Navalny had been touring Russia calling for an election boycott. Meanwhile, the Kremlin is aiming for 70/70: a 70% vote for Putin and 70% turnout. A Moscow court ordered Navalny’s detention for violating Russia’s public gather rules, specifically by calling for mass protests on January 28.


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