Navalnys wife gets fine for demonstrating

The wife of Russian opposition leader Aleksey Navalny, Yulia, was fined EUR 220 for participating in a prohibited demonstration. On Sunday, Yulia argued for the release of her husband who was arrested when he returned from Germany after medical treatment in January. Tuesday in Moscow, the case against Navalny about his parole begins. Prosecutors want him to go to jail unconditionally because he would have violated the terms set.

He was accused of fraud in 2013 and 2014, not long after he was presented as a possible presidential candidate. He was already known by his online campaigns against abuse of power and corruption. In controversial fraud trials, Navalny was sentenced to 3.5 years in prison, but he did not have to serve it on conditions.

The imprisonment has been protested throughout Russia. Police intervened hard and, according to Navalnys supporters, arrested more than 5,000 protesters. Following the authorities, the police had to act hard because among the protesters there were also rioters who provoked.