Russian Court Rejects Kremlin Critic Navalny Jail Appeal, Fine Him for Slander

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By Poli­na Nikol­skaya, Andrew Osborn5 Min Read­MOSCOW (Reuters) — Krem­lin crit­ic Alex­ei Naval­ny lost his appeal on Sat­ur­day against what he said was a polit­i­cal­ly moti­vat­ed deci­sion to jail him for near­ly three years, and was found guilty of slan­der and fined in a sep­a­rate case.The dou­ble legal defeat had been antic­i­pat­ed by his sup­port­ers, who believe the Krem­lin sees the 44-year-old oppo­si­tion politi­cian as a threat, a notion the Krem­lin laughs off. It paves the way for Naval­ny to be moved from a Moscow jail to a prison camp out­side the capital.Navalny, in a speech to the …

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