Wednesday , March 29 2017

Politics

Swiss, Turks open probes over ‘Kill Erdogan’ protest banner

  GENEVA / AP Swiss and Turkish prosecutors announced separate investigations on Monday after protesters hoisted a banner in Switzerland’s capital showing a gun pointed at an image of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan next to the words, “Kill Erdogan.” Bern regional prosecutors opened a probe for alleged “public provocation ...

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Putin critic jailed as mass rallies energize Russian opposition

epa05873584 Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny (L) enters a court room to hear his verdict at the Tverskoy district court in Moscow, Russia, 27 March 2017. A court found Navalny guilty of organizing an unauthorized protest and sentenced him to 15 days of administrative arrest for resisting police during detention. He was also ordered to pay a fine for organizing the banned protest. Navalny was arrested on 26 March, during an non-authorized opposition rally in central Moscow. Thousands of Russians throughout Russia took part in so-called anti-corruption rallies organized by the opposition despite of authorities ban, hundreds of participants were arrested.  EPA/SERGEI ILNITSKY

  Bloomberg Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny was jailed for 15 days after the largest anti-government demonstrations for at least five years energized President Vladimir Putin’s critics as presidential elections loom. Navalny was imprisoned by a Moscow court on Monday after being convicted of disobeying police and fined 20,000 rubles ...

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