Russian opposition leader jailed: court

31st December 2010, Comments 0 comments

A court on Friday sentenced the leader of Russia's National Bolshevik Party, Eduard Limonov, to 15 days in prison for insulting the police during his arrest at a New Year protest, it said.

Limonov was found guilty of insulting police officers and sentenced to 15 days in prison, said Gagarin court spokesman, Pyotr Chenik, quoted by RIA Novosti news agency.

"They wrote in the police report that I made rude remarks and violated the public order law," Limonov told Moscow Echo radio.

He called the allegation "a lie."

© 2010 AFP

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