Russian court puts Putin foe under house arrest

Feb 28, 2014, 5:58 AM EST
Russian protest leader Alexei Navalny visits an art exhibition 'Draw a court' after the hearing of his case in a court in the northern provincial city of Kirov, on October 16, 2013.
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A Russian court placed opposition leader Alexei Navalny under house arrest for at least two months on Friday and barred him from using the Internet or speaking to the media. The court said Navalny, an outspoken critic of President Vladimir Putin and a leader of anti-Kremlin protests in 2011-2012, had violated rules barring him from leaving Moscow. Navalny denounced the ruling as baseless and said it was meant to silence him.
Background:
Russian court puts Putin foe under house arrest, bars Internet use [Reuters]
Alexei Navalny, Russian opposition leader, under house arrest [CBCNews]