Jailed Russian Opposition Politician's Pretrial Detention Extended

By RFE/RL's Russian Service

A court in Moscow has extended the pretrial detention of opposition politician Ilya Yashin until November 26. Yashin was arrested in July and has been accused of spreading false information about the Russian military amid its ongoing invasion of Ukraine. Yashin is an outspoken Kremlin critic and one of the few prominent opposition politicians still in Russia. A criminal case against him was initiated because of his YouTube posts in which he spoke about alleged crimes committed by the Russian military in the Ukrainian city of Bucha. He faces up to 10 years in prison if convicted. To read the original story from RFE/RL’s Russian Service, click here.