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Russian opposition activist Alexei Navalny has been sentenced to 30 days’ administrative arrest for repeatedly violating the law on staging rallies.
He was detained at his home in Moscow earlier on Monday, ahead of anti-corruption demonstrations in Russia.
Hundreds of people were held during the gatherings across the country.
A court in Moscow announced its verdict late on Monday, rejecting demands by Alexei Navalny’s defence lawyers to drop the case.
Mr Navalny, who intends to stand for the Russian presidency next year, had been due to attend the unauthorised rally in the capital earlier on Monday.