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Russian Opposition Leader Navalny Gets Jail Term

Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny has been jailed for 15 days for resisting police orders.

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny has been jailed for 15 days for resisting police orders.

Earlier in the day, Navalny has been fined $340 by the court.

Navalny, the organizer of a wave of nationwide protests that rattled authorities, was detained on Sunday as he was making his way to a massive protest in Moscow.

Tens of thousands of people took to the streets across Russia on Sunday in what were largely unauthorized demonstrations against government corruption. They were the biggest show of defiance in Russia since the 2011-12 anti-government protests.

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