Alexey Navalny remains in jail as court rejects his appeal. Then he's fined $11,500 in defamation case

Then, in a separate case also heard on Saturday, Navalny was found guilty of defaming a World War II veteran and fined 850,000 rubles ($11,480). In the morning ruling — held at Babushkinsky District Court but handed down by Moscow City Court — the judge shortened the activist’s sentence by a month and a half, […]

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