Russian Opposition Leader Alexei Navalny Jailed 20 Days for ‘Unsanctioned’ Rally
Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny was sentenced to 20 days in jail on Monday after he called for an “unsanctioned” rally in St. Petersburg on Saturday. Navalny was detained on Friday while trying to travel to another rally in a major Russian city that had been previously approved. “20 days in jail. Old man Putin got so scared of our rallies in the regions and decided to make himself a little present for himself for his birthday,” Navalny tweeted Monday. The opposition leader announced a presidential bid last year and attracted grassroots anti-Putin campaigns across the country.