One day, two trials, two defeats: the Russian opposition politician uses his glass cage in a Moscow court as a political stage and shows himself from an unfamiliar side.
“Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for justice, for they should be satisfied.” The y are words from the Sermon on the Mount, Jesus’ keynote address. And they are words from Alexei Navalny in the Babushkino District Court in the north of Moscow – unusual words from the 44-year-old’s closing remarks in an appeal.
Shortly afterwards, the judge decides what has long been decided: Navalny has to begin his prison sentence for fraud in 2014 and is sent to a prison camp for two years, six months and two weeks.
The months …
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