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Russia: Prominent political activist repeatedly jailed for covering the protest online

, Index number: EUR 46/0524/2019

On 10 June, Leonid Volkov, a key aide to a prominent Russian opposition activist, Alexey Navalny, was sentenced to 15 days of “administrative arrest” for allegedly organizing a protest rally against pension reform in St. Petersburg on 9 September 2018. This is a clear violation of his rights to freedom of expression.

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