Putin opponent Navalny freed after 30 days in jail

Moscow, Aug 23 (AFP/APP):Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny was released on Friday after serving 30 days in jail for planning opposition protests, which have grown into a movement that has shaken Moscow since last month.

Police were present outside the prison on his release but made no move
to re-arrest him, as they have when other opposition figures were freed
recently.

But he has continued to urge his supporters to take to the streets, which
could lead authorities to detain him once again.

Navalny emerged from jail smiling, wearing a sweatshirt and sports
trousers and with a bag slung over his shoulder.

The opposition leader and anti-corruption campaigner immediately
condemned “acts of terror” by Russian authorities in putting down protests
in Moscow in recent weeks.

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