Russia opens criminal case against opposition activist Yashin

Russian authorities have launched a criminal case against Ilya Yashin, one of the last opposition figures remaining in the country, over allegedly spreading false information about the Russian army, his lawyer says.

“I got a call from an investigator — they are beginning to search his home,” lawyer Vadim Prokhorov says on Facebook.

In June, Yashin was sentenced to 15 days in jail. He is set to be released in the early hours of tomorrow.

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