3 Feb 2021

Alexei Navalny sentenced to 3.5 years in prison

From Morning Report, 6:46 am on 3 February 2021

A Russian court has ruled that Alexei Navalny will face a three and a half year jail sentence The Russian opposition leader appeared in court today - two weeks after his arrest.

He was detained on his arrival back in Moscow after surviving a nerve agent attack - an incident in which the Kremlin has denied any involvement.

Thousands of protesters have taken to the streets in across Russia in recent days to support Navalny.

Russia correspondent Stuart Smith speaks to Susie Ferguson.