Yulia Navalnaya (left): Wife of Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny at a hearing at the Shcherbinsky district court. She was detained at a rally for her husband. Photograph: Shcherbinsky district court press service

Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny faces possible imprisonment on Tuesday for up to 3½ years, despite nationwide protests and western calls for (...)

Oleg Navalny, brother of Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny, inside a defendant dock at the Tverskoi district court. Photograph: Handout/Press service of Tverskoy District Court of Moscow/AFP via Getty

Several close allies of Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny have been put under house arrest, as police warned people not to join a second round (...)

Alexei Navalny is ignored by Russian state media, but the internet has given him wide reach and allowed him to tap into widespread discontent over living standards and the failures of a remote, autocratic government. Photograph: Kirill Kudryavtsev/ AFP via Getty Images

Vladimir Putin feigns indifference towards Alexei Navalny, but his regime’s actions show just how rattled it is by the charismatic 44-year-old who has(...)

A handout picture posted by Kira Yarmysh, press secretary of Alexei Navalny, on Twitter shows the anti-corruption activist  and his wife Yulia  before passing the border control at the Sheremetyevo airport in Moscow, Russia, on Sunday. Photograph: EPA

Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny has urged Russians to launch street protests against the country’s rulers, after he was jailed for 30 days on his arri(...)

Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny at passport control at Moscow’s Sheremetyevo airport on Sunday evening. He was detained by police shortly afterwards. Photograph: Kirill Kudryavtsev/AFP via Getty Images

Russian opposition activist Alexei Navalny was detained by police on Sunday evening as he landed in Russia, having returned from Germany where he had (...)

A clip from Russian opposition activist  Alexei Navalny’s Instagram message on Wednesday. Photograph:  Navalny Instagram account via AP

Alexei Navalny, Russia’s most prominent opposition activist, has said he plans to return to his home country this weekend, having recovered from an as(...)

A man prepares to cast his vote for local elections in Mostar, southern Bosnia and Herzegovin, the first since 2008. Photograph: Elvis Barukcic

Mostar in southern Bosnia has held local elections for the first time since 2008, after a western-brokered deal ended a 12-year impasse between the et(...)

Students read out the names of Holocaust victims on National Holocaust Memorial Day, at Mansion House, Dublin, in 2018. Photograph: Tom Honan

Forthcoming hate speech legislation could make the denial or minimalisation of genocides such as the Holocaust an offence in the Republic, The Irish T(...)

Arnaldo Otegi has served several jail terms, including one for involvement in an Eta kidnap in the 1980s. Photograph: Iroz Gaizka/AFP/Getty

Separatists in Spain are furious at a supreme court decision to repeat the trial of Basque politician Arnaldo Otegi for allegedly trying to re-form an(...)

The decisions in relation to the three Irish women are final, the court said. File photograph: Frederick Florin/AFP/Getty

Three Irish women who took a case about a controversial surgical procedure to the European Court of Human Rights have been told the court has unanimou(...)

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