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Russia Jails Putin Critic Navalny for 30 Days, Defying West

  • After return from Germany, activist ordered held until Feb. 15
  • Navalny was treated in Berlin for poisoning blamed on Russia
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A Russian court ordered opposition leader Alexey Navalny, detained Sunday on arrival from Germany where he’d been recovering from a poisoning attack, jailed for 30 days, defying U.S. and European calls to free him.

The activist faces as much as 3.5 years in prison at a hearing set for Feb. 2 on charges he breached the terms of a suspended sentence. In a makeshift courtroom in a police station outside Moscow Monday, a judge ordered Navalny, 44, held until Feb. 15 for those alleged violations.