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It is important to keep Navalny’s name out there as much as possible lest he meet the same fate as so many who have opposed the ruling regime.
Russian Opposition Leader Navalny was sentenced to 20 Days in Jail. Navalny remarks that Putin was so fearful of his (Navalny’s) campaign rallies in the regions that Putin decided to give himself a 65th birthday present – it is calmer when Navalny is locked up. Navalny states “We must not stop. Participate in protests not only in St. Petersburg, but throughout Russia…. The election campaign must continue. Meetings with Navalny can be conducted without Navalny“. https://navalny.com/p/5575/
Campaign web site: https://2018.navalny.com
Putin was born on October 7, 1952.
“Russian Opposition Leader Navalny Sentenced to 20 Days in Jail
October 02, 2017 3:25 PM, VOA News A Moscow court has sentenced leading opposition politician Alexei Navalny to 20 days in jail on charges that he violated the legal procedure for organizing public gatherings.
The 41-year-old anti-corruption blogger was arrested Friday for what police said were “repeated calls to take part in unsanctioned public events.”
Navalny plans to challenge Vladimir Putin in Russia’s presidential election next March, though Putin, who has ruled Russia for 17 years, has not yet officially announced that he will run for a fourth presidential term.
Russia’s Central Election Commission says Navalny is ineligible to run for president because of a conviction on an embezzlement charge, which the opposition leader and his supporters say was politically motivated.
At the time of his arrest, Navalny was preparing to travel to the city of Nizhny Novgorod, about 400 kilometers east of Moscow, to attend a presidential campaign rally.
Navalny has been campaigning in cities across Russia.”