Russia jails protests leader Alexei Navalny for 15 days, Alexei has been resisting police orders during mass protests on Sunday. He was one among the several hundred people that were detained in connection with the rallies across the country.
Earlier Alexei was fined by the court of Moscow with a minimum of $350 for organizing the banned protests. As per the law the opposition leader was accused by the Kremlin for lawbreaking and provoking violence. It turns out that some of the young people were paid to attend the protests as per BBC.
The main reason behind the allegations was due to the protests that took place on Sunday, Alexei later repeated accusations of corruption against the Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev. The protests drew nearly thousands of demonstrations nationwide, including Vladivostok, Novosibirsk, St Petersburg, Tomsk and many other cities together with Moscow.
As for Alexei he vows to continue his fight, the Moscow police reported that 500 people had been detained. The numbers have increased when the Info Human Rights Group said 1,030 people were detained out of which 120 of them are still being held. Alexei appeared in court and spent the night in jail on Sunday.
The protests broke out when Alexei had published reports claiming that Mr. Medvedev owned mansions, vineyards and yachts. His report was also posted on Youtube and he included that Medvedev had a special house for a duck on one of his properties. Some of the protesters held up images of rubber ducks, while others painted their faces green referring to a recent attack, which Alexei was his with green liquid.
After the protest faded out the European Nations said that Russian police has prevented the exercise of basic freedom of expression. These are the fundamental rights in the Russian constitution. Alexei has also been noted as one of the most prominent critic of President Putin.