Russian Opposition Activist Jailed Over Picket Against War In Ukraine

A court in Moscow has sent opposition activist Ilya Povyshev to jail for 25 days and ordered him to pay a 50,000-ruble fine for holding a picket on November 7 to protest against Russia's ongoing invasion of Ukraine. Police detained Povyshev near a makeshift memorial to opposition politician Boris Nemtsov, who was shot dead in 2015. According to police, Povyshev was standing next to a poster against the war in Ukraine and wearing a mask with the slogan, "No war!" Povyshev was found guilty of a repetitive violation of regulations for public gatherings. To read the original story from RFE/RL's Russian Service, click here.