Russian court jails opposition politician for 15 days


Reuters | Updated: 28-06-2022 17:11 IST | Created: 28-06-2022 16:55 IST
Russian court jails opposition politician for 15 days
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A Moscow court jauled prominent Russian opposition politician Ilya Yashin for 15 days on Tuesday for disobeying a police officer.

Yashin, a municipal deputy for Moscow's Krasnoselsky district, was detained on Monday. "The case against me is trumped up, I am innocent," Yashin said on his Telegram social media channel, linking his detention to his political activities.

Yashin is an outspoken critic of Moscow's military campaign in Ukraine, which it calls a "special military operation".

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