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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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Oleg Navalny taken to Moscow's Butyrka jail

Russia's Federal Penal Service (FSIN) confirmed that Oleg Navalny had been put in Moscow's Butyrka detention center after he and his brother opposition activist Alexei Navalny were convicted on Tuesday of large-scale fraud and money laundering

Navalny's Twitter says he is heading for Manezhnaya Square despite house arrest

Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny, who was given a suspended sentence of 3 years and 6 months in prison earlier on Tuesday in a criminal case dealing with embezzlement from the French cosmetics firm Yves Rocher, has said on Twitter that he is heading for Manezhnaya Square in Moscow, where his supporters reportedly planned to gather on Tuesday evening

Oleg Navalny to be held in remand center pending appeal hearing

Russian opposition activist Alexei Navalny's brother, Oleg, who was sentenced to three years and six months on Tuesday for fraud in relation to the Russian subsidiary of the French cosmetics company Yves Rocher, will be placed in a Moscow remand center pending a hearing into his appeal, a law enforcement agency source told Interfax

State Prosecutor seeks ten-year prison term for Navalny

The State Prosecutor on Friday asked Moscow's Zamoskvoretsky Court to find Russian opposition activist Alexei Navalny guilty and to sentence him to ten years in prison for money laundering and defrauding a Russian subsidiary of the French cosmetics company Yves Rocher out of about 26 million rubles, an Interfax correspondent has reported

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)

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