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Court cuts Navalny's imprisonment by 5 days

AP  |  Moscow 

A Moscow has reduced jail time for Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny by five days.

Navalny was sentenced to 30 days in jail on Monday for staging an unsanctioned rally after he was detained outside his home before he could even make way to the protest in Moscow.

The Moscow City today reduced the sentence for Navalny from 30 to 25 days in a hearing that was perceived as a formality.

Tens of thousands took to the streets in more than 100 cities and towns across on Monday in some of the most widespread protests in years, after Navalny called for rallies against corruption. Nearly 2,000 people were detained at the protest rallies, mostly in Moscow and St. Petersburg.

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First Published: Fri, June 16 2017. 21:07 IST