Person of the Week: Aleksei Navalny

posted 4 Jan 2015, 11:50 by Rights in Russia   [ updated 16 Feb 2015, 10:46 ]
'The Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny was arrested on Tuesday after breaking house arrest to join an opposition rally in Moscow, hours after a court gave him a suspended sentence for fraud. His brother, Oleg, was jailed for three and a half years for the same offence.' 

Source: Anna Nemtsova in Moscow, Luke Harding and agencies, 'Alexei Navalny detained after breaking house arrest to join rally in Moscow', The Guardian, Tuesday 30 December 2014. 

Photo: Evgeny Feldman / Novaya Gazeta

Each week Rights in Russia highlights the activities of a human rights defender, civil rights activist, victim of alleged human rights abuses, or alleged perpetrator of such abuses.