Russian Anti-Putin Protester Jailed for Four and a Half Years

A Moscow court sentenced businessman Maxim Luzyanin to four and a half years in prison after the man participated in a protest again President Vladimir Putin that turned violent, Interfax reported today.

Luzyanin admitted his guilt in taking part in mass disturbances and using violence against police officers at the May 6 protest in central Moscow, Interfax reported from the Zamoskvoretsky court.

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