Court silences Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny for 2 months

By Kathy Lally, February 28, 2014

MOSCOW — Opposition leader Alexei Navalny was put under house arrest for two months Friday and was prohibited from using the Internet, texting or speaking with anyone but his family.

A Moscow court imposed the two months of silence on Navalny, who has used his blog and Twitter account to document and publicize his investigations into official corruption, after investigators accused him of violating an order to stay within the Moscow city limits.

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