Criminal charges against a high-profile opposition leader Alexei Navalny brought about a lot of interest among both Russian and Western media outlets. As the hearing of the criminal case is scheduled on April 24, Russia Beyond The Headlines follows the trial.

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Moscow court to hold preliminary hearing into Navalny's Yves Rocher case

The Zamoskvoretsky Court of Moscow will hold a hearing on Thursday into the criminal case opened against Russian opposition activist Alexei Navalny and his brother Oleg, who have been accused of money laundering and defrauding a Russian subsidiary of the French cosmetics company Yves Rocher out of about 26 million rubles ($729,000)

Navalny may be subject to planned amnesty - Human Rights Council head

Opposition activist Alexei Navalny, whom the Kirov Regional Court gave a five-year suspended prison sentence for embezzlement of assets belonging to the company Kirovles, may be subject to the amnesty that the State Duma is expected to announce soon, Russian Presidential Human Rights Council head said

Navalny appeal hearing postponed until October 16

The Kirov Regional Court has agreed to reschedule a hearing into an appeal contesting the conviction of Alexei Navalny, who was sentenced to five years in prison for embezzling funds of the timber company Kirovles, for October 16

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