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Navalny jailed for 30 days as he accuses Kremlin of 'lawlessness'
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PUTIN critic Alexei Navalny has been jailed for 30 days as he accused the Kremlin of the "highest level of lawlessness". Navalny, 44, a prominent opposition figure within Russia, was detained yesterday as he exited a plane to return to the country just five months after his attempted assassination. Navalny fell ill while on an internal flight in Russia in August, and after being transferred to Germany was found to have been exposed to Novichok, a chemical nerve agent developed by the Soviet Union during the Cold War. He has accused the Russian government of trying to have him killed, although the Kremlin has denied any involvement. At a court hearing today, a judge jailed Navalny until February 15 for violating his parole. The sentence came from a 2014 conviction for embezzlement that the 44-year-old says was politically motivated. And he will have another hearing on January 29 to determine whether his suspended term of three and a half years on parole should be replaced with a prison sentence. Today, he accused Putin's government of making a "mockery of justice" and of the "highest level of lawlessness." A hearing was held in a makeshift court at a police station in Khimki, near Moscow. Read more Poisoned Putin critic Alexei Navalny jailed for 30 days as he accuses Kremlin of ‘highest level of lawlessness’ From Brexit breaking news to HD movie trailers, The Sun newspaper brings you the latest news videos and explainers from the UK and around the world. Become a Sun Subscriber and hit the bell to be the first to know Read The Sun: Like The Sun on Facebook: Follow The Sun on Twitter: Subscribe to The Sun on Snapchat:
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Navalny jailed for 30 days as he accuses Kremlin of 'lawlessness'
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