Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny walks out of a detention centre after he was jailed for 30 days for calling an unauthorised protest in Moscow, Russia August 23, 2019. REUTERS/Evgenia Novozhenina
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian opposition politician Alexei Navalny was released on Friday after 30 days in prison, his spokeswoman Kira Yarmysh said on Twitter.
Navalny, a prominent Kremlin critic, was jailed on charges of violating Russia’s protest laws after he called for people to demonstrate in central Moscow over the exclusion of opposition candidates from a local election next month.
Reporting by Anton Kolodyazhnyy; Writing by Anastasia Teterevleva; editing by John Stonestreet