Russia’s arrests of Navalny were politically motivated, European rights court rules

The European Court of Human Rights ruled Russia’s repeated arrests and detention of opposition leader Alexei Navalny were politically motivated and violate his human rights, The Moscow Times reports. The Strasbourg-based court found Navalny had been subject to seven such arrests in 2012 and in 2014, with at least two of the arrests being intended to suppress political pluralism. The court ordered Moscow to pay 64,000 euros in damages and costs to Navalny.


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