ALEXEI NAVALNY LOOKS GAUNT AS HE APPEARS IN COURT FOLLOWING HUNGER STRIKE Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny has been seen in public for the first time in a month as he appeared in court via video link.Mr Navalny was seen in the link from prison during an appeal against his conviction and fine for defaming a Second World War veteran.
Jailed Kremlin critic appears gaunt in video link images as he launches tirade against Putin.In his first public appearance since ending a hunger strike, jailed Kremlin critic Alexey Navalny looked visibly thinner in a court hearing via video link, and was sporting a buzz haircut.Thursday’s hearing was linked to Navalny’s appeal against a defamation conviction handed to him in February for allegedly insulting a World War II veteran.
THE police officer nearly killed in the Novichok attack has revealed he felt overwhelming guilt that his family were forced to leave their home because he had contaminated it.Former Det Sgt Nick Bailey said he got involved in the case because he was "incredibly nosey".Giving his first full interview since leaving the force last year, he spoke about the "prolonged trauma" he still feels following the poisonings.
Alexei Navalny's wife joins tens of thousands of supporters calling for his freedom across Russia as police arrest 1,700 protesters
.Protests were organised by allies of the hunger-striking Kremlin critic over his failing health in jail.His spokeswoman was jailed for 10 days, and another close ally detained, on Wednesday, the same day that President Vladimir Putin delivered a state-of-the-nation speech in which he told the West not to cross Russia's 'red lines' and pointedly made no mention of Navalny.
Alex Salmond again says that he does not know if Putin's Russia was behind the Salisbury novichok poisonings
Alex Salmond has again declined to point the finger at Russia for the Salisbury novichok poisonings.The former SNP leader last week failed to condemn Vladimir Putin for the 2018 attack which left one woman dead and four others seriously exposed to the nerve agent, including former Russian spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia.
ARussian man critical of the Kremlin was strangled in his own home by a third party, a coroner has ruled, after evidence suggested his death was made to look like suicide.
Nicola Sturgeon has said she was “disappointed” but “not surprised” with Alex Salmond’s comments on the Salisbury poisonings.
Garbine Muguruza and Petra Kvitova both appeared to be in exceptional form in reaching the last-16 of the Charleston Open in the US.
POKROV, Russia (Reuters) -Russian police detained nine people outside a prison holding Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny on Tuesday as a small group of his supporters came to the facility, and authorities turned away a doctor who tried to see him.
The Penitentiary Service didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment Tuesday.Navalny is being monitored by doctors, Izvestiya said.
(Bloomberg) -- Jailed Russian opposition leader Alexey Navalny has a cough and fever with his hunger strike now in its sixth day, his Instagram account said.(Adds comment of regional prison service in the third paragraph) ©2021 Bloomberg L.P.
A CORONER probing the death of Novichok victim Dawn Sturgess promised yesterday to investigate whether the Kremlin was to blame.Baroness Hallett vowed to conduct a “fair, fearless and thorough” inquest to establish who killed the 44-year-old and where the nerve agent came from.
A BABY aged five months died of hypothermia after his mother left him in a freezing cold house while she got her hair dyed, according to reports.
The home of Sergei Skripal is set to be rebuilt and refurbished ready for use again three years after the former Russian spy was poisoned in a Novichok attack.
A boy, 17, has been detained on suspicion of axing his parents and sister to death 'because he didn't want to go to school'.
Alexei Navalny during the court hearing in Moscow on Tuesday. Photograph: Moscow city court press service/AFP/Getty Images A Moscow court has sentenced Alexei Navalny to two years and eight months in a prison colony in a landmark decision for Vladimir Putin’s crackdown on the country’s leading opposition figure. Navalny, who has accused the Russian president and his allies of stealing billions, was jailed for violating parole from a 2014 sentence for embezzlement in a case he has said was politically motivated.