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12:13  03 october  2017
12:13  03 october  2017 Source:   BBC News

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Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny has been jailed after being arrested Sunday, The Associated Press reported. Navalny, who was arrested while walking to a protest in the capital city of Moscow, has been jailed for 15 days for resisting police orders.

Putin's thorn: Alexei Navalny, Russia 's foremost opposition activist, risks jail again . Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny, who organized a wave of nationwide protests against government corruption that rattled authorities, was jailed on Monday for 15 days for resisting police orders.

Russian opposition leader and anti-corruption blogger Alexei Navalny is seen during an administrative hearing, at Simonovsky district court in Moscow (02 October 2017): Alexei Navalny (above in court on Monday) argues that cases against him are politically motivated© EPA Alexei Navalny (above in court on Monday) argues that cases against him are politically motivated Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny has been given a 20-day prison sentence for repeatedly violating a ban on organising public meetings.

His supporters say he was detained to stop him taking part in presidential elections in March when Vladimir Putin is expected to seek a fourth term.

It is the third time this year that Mr Navalny has been jailed.

Russia's electoral authorities say he cannot stand in the March vote because of a separate suspended sentence.

That conviction for embezzlement was condemned last month by the Council of Europe's committee of ministers as "arbitrary and unfair".

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His latest sentence came after he tried to organise a rally on Friday in Nizhny Novgorod, about 400km (250 miles) east of Moscow. The authorities said he did not have permission to organise such events.

A close associate, Leonid Volkov, was also jailed for 20 days and threatened to go on hunger strike.

Alexei Navalny, one of Russia's most prominent anti-corruption campaigners, led mass street protests against President Vladimir Putin in the winter of 2011-12.

In recent months he has travelled across Russia in a bid to bolster his makeshift election campaign. He had been due to attend a major rally in Mr Putin's home city of St Petersburg on Saturday.

Speaking in court on Monday he described his latest punishment as "a gift to Putin for his birthday" and urged his supporters to protest in St Petersburg and elsewhere.

"Do not give up, keep resisting," he said. "We do not want to see in power these impudent, hypocritical, deceitful, stupid loafers who fancy themselves gods. They are not gods. We are the masters of our country!"

His lawyers say they will appeal against the sentence.

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