Opposition figure Navalny walks free after 25 days in administrative arrest

Navalny released after 25 days of arrest

Navalny released after 25 days of arrest Alexey Navalny

Translation: Today, Navalny was transported to OVD TsAO and released there. Navalny was sentenced to 30 days in jail, but a court later reduced that to 25. That has consistently brought him trouble with Russian authorities.

Navalny, who intends to run as a candidate for Russia's presidency next March has been one of President Vladimir Putin's most outspoken critics. For instance, he has been repeatedly arrested for participating in peaceful protests.

The country's Central Election Commission has also declared him ineligible to stand for election due to a criminal conviction for embezzlement.

He has been jailed several times in connection with protests and convicted in a fraud case widely seen as politically motivated.

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Navalny, the founder of the Anti-Corruption Foundation and chairman of Russia's opposition Progress Party, was jailed on June 13 for breaching rally rules.

On Thursday, law enforcement officers raided Mr. Navalny's campaign offices in Moscow and throughout Russian Federation, according to Leonid Volkov, the campaign manager. Navalny has twice had a green antiseptic thrown in his face, causing him partial sight loss.

His supporters are planning a series of campaign events for Saturday, including the distribution of some 5 million copies of the first edition of his pre-election newspaper.

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