Aides to Russian Opposition Leader Sentenced to Jail


The Russian opposition leader Aleksei A. Navalny, center, took part in a rally in Moscow on Sunday. Two of his aides were sentenced to short jail terms on Wednesday.

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MOSCOW — Two associates of the Russian opposition leader Aleksei A. Navalny were sentenced to jail on Wednesday after hosting a webcast about nationwide protests in Russia.

The two activists, Ruslan Shaveddinov, a spokesman for Mr. Navalny’s campaign, and Kira Yarmysh, who works for Mr. Navalny and his foundation, were detained in Moscow on Tuesday.

They were quickly found guilty of breaching rules for demonstrations by giving publicity to a “voters’ boycott” protest…

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