Russian opposition figure Alexei Navalny talks to the media after he was freed by a Kirov court on Friday. The court order does not overturn the prison sentences for Navalny and his co-defendant Pyotr Ofitserov, who were convicted on embezzlement charges on Thursday. The Kirov regional court argued that Navalny’s arrest made it impossible for him to participate in the September Moscow mayoral election. Both Navalny and Ofitserov can return to Moscow on condition they not leave the city.
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