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Navalny Attends European Court Of Human Rights Hearing Against Russia

A hearing at the European Court of Human Rights was underway Wednesday to decide if Russian authorities violated Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny’s rights through numerous arrests, The Associated Press reported. The same court ruled last year that seven of those arrests were unlawful and ordered Russia to pay 63,000 euros (about $67,000) in compensation, but the Russian government appealed, the report said. Speaking to reporters outside the courtroom in Strasbourg, France Wednesday, Navalny said proving Russian authorities had political motives in arresting him and not allowing his rallies to go ahead would set an important precedent for activists across Russia, the report said….