Alexei Navalny: arrests in Russia politically motivated, ECHR rules

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Arrests of opposition leader between 2012 and 2014 aimed at ‘suppressing political pluralism’ said ruling

Russia’s repeated arrests of opposition leader Alexei Navalny are politically motivated, the European court of human rights (ECHR) has ruled, in a sharp rebuke of the Russian authorities that is sure to provoke anger in Moscow.

In a ruling released on its website, the Strasbourg-based court ruled that seven arrests of the Russian corruption whistleblower dating from 2012 to 2014 were politically motivated under the terms of the European convention on human rights, to which Russia is a partner.

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