Jaka Bizilj (not pictured) and Leonid Volkov, chief of staff of Navalny’s team, hold a news conference in Berlin, Germany. File/Reuters
Russia has issued an international arrest warrant for one of Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny’s allies, Leonid Volkov, who is currently based outside Russia, the Interfax news agency reported on Wednesday.
Volkov has urged Russians to gather near their homes for a brief Valentine’s Day protest this weekend, shining their mobile phone torches and lighting candles in heart shapes to flood social media.
Tens of thousands have taken to the streets in recent weeks to protest against the jailing of Navalny, a prominent critic of President Vladimir Putin, who says he is being persecuted for political reasons.
Navalny is another Julian Assange. He has the bravery and the guts to stand up to Putin. That he came back from Germany to resume his anti corruption fight when he could very well have remained in exile and saved his life, speaks of his grit (“Navalny’s mettle poses a threat to Putin’s authority,” Jan. 29, Gulf Today).
Police locked down the centre of Moscow and other cities on Sunday as protesters took to the streets across Russia demanding the release of jailed Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny. Hundreds of police in riot gear lined the streets of the capital from the early
Whether out of superstition, scorn or steadfast denial, Russian President Vladimir Putin famously avoids saying Alexei Navalny’s name out loud. But across the vast country Putin rules, the leading opposition figure is known to practically everyone.
The light aircraft, which reportedly belonged to RioZim, crashed in the Zvamahande area of Mashava, killing all six onboard — four foreigners and two Zimbabweans, police said. The mid-air crash is suspected to have been caused by a mechanical fault.
The length of the school bus trip, back and forth, exposes students to fatigue, especially those in the first grades, in addition to wasting time that could be used for useful things, as students spend at least two hours on bus from and to school every day.
Sheikh Hamdan said, “I chaired the Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Centre’s Board of Directors meeting today, during which we emphasized key messages outlining the details of our future projects."
The Dubai Criminal Court sentenced a gang of three Asians to three months in jail to be followed by deportation for attempting to rob a deliveryman of Dhs1,000 under duress after they had ordered a meal from a restaurant he was working for.