June 12, 2017 / 9:24 PM / 2 months ago

Putin critic Navalny sentenced to 30 days in prison

FILE PHOTO: Russian leading opposition figure Alexei Navalny reacts during a break in a hearing in the slander lawsuit filed against him by Russian businessman Alisher Usmanov, in a court in Moscow, Russia May 30, 2017.Sergei Karpukhin/File Photo

MOSCOW (Reuters) - A Russian court on Tuesday sentenced Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny to 30 days in prison for repeatedly violating the law on organising public meetings, a Reuters journalist reported.

Navalny was earlier detained on his way to an anti-Kremlin protest in central Moscow.

Reporting by Svetlana Reiter and Anton Zverev, writing by Jack Stubbs

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