A judge has ruled to send Alexei Navalny, a Kremlin critic, to prison for three and a half years for parole violations in 2014. Navalny called the charges politically motivated.
His recent return to Russia after an assassination attempt sparked nationwide protests against the Kremlin.
Here & Now's Peter O'Dowd speaks with Lucian Kim, NPR's international correspondent based in Moscow.
This segment aired on February 2, 2021.