Tuesday, January 04, 2011

Russian Opposition Leader Jailed

Russian opposition leader and former first deputy Prime Minister Boris Nemtsov has been sentenced to 15 days in prison for participating in an opposition rally on New Year's Day in Moscow.

Nemtsov was convicted in a Moscow court on Sunday for failing to follow police instruction during the demonstration at a central Moscow square, AFP reported.

Russian police arrested Nemtsov along with nearly 130 others during an opposition rally on Friday. At least 300 protesters participated in the demonstration, chanting anti-government slogans, AFP reported.'


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