January 19, 2018 / 6:58 AM / 7 months ago

Russia's Constitutional Court rejects Putin critic Navalny's election complaint: RIA

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia’s Constitutional Court has refused to review a complaint from opposition leader Alexei Navalny over a ban on him running in a March presidential election citing legal problems with it, the RIA news agency reported on Friday.

FILE PHOTO: Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny speaks in the studio of the radio station Echo of Moscow in Moscow, Russia December 27, 2017. REUTERS/Sergei Karpukhin

Russia’s central election commission last year barred Navalny from taking part in the March 18 vote because of a suspended prison sentence he says was trumped up.

Reporting by Jack Stubbs; Writing by Polina Nikolskaya; Editing by Andrew Osborn

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