Alexey Navalny stays in jail as courtroom rejects his enchantment. Then he is fined $11,500 in defamation case

Alexey Navalny remains in jail as court rejects his appeal. Then he's fined $11,500 in defamation case

Then, in a separate case also heard on Saturday, Navalny was found guilty of defaming a World War II veteran and fined 850,000 rubles ($11,480).

In the morning ruling — held at Babushkinsky District Court but handed down by Moscow City Court — the judge shortened the activist’s sentence by a month and a half, after taking into account time he spent under house arrest from December 2014 to February 2015.

Navalny’s lawyer Olga Mikhailova petitioned the court to release her client immediately,…