Staff of opposition leader’s anti-corruption fund prisoned


MOSCOW – Twelve individuals working for prominent opposition leader Alexei Navalny’s anti corruption fund have been imprisoned after their captures in the party’s office amid across the country challenges at the end of the week.

“This is an undeniable endeavor to disturb the work of the association,” said Kira Yarmysh, a representative for the Anti-Corruption Fund.

Eleven of the 17 detained were sentenced to seven days in prison while Leonid Volkov, who is driving Navalny’s presidential campaign, was given 10 days for neglecting to react to police orders, concurring Yarmysh.

That sentence was handed on by a Moscow court Tuesday.

Police arrested more than 1,000 individuals crosswise over Russia on Sunday amid expansive dissents called by Navalny against defilement. Navalny himself was captured instantly in the wake of landing at an exhibit in Moscow and sentenced to 15 days in jail Monday.