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Russian Opposition Leader Alexei Navalny Is Out Of Jail — For Now

After being arrested Sunday, Navalny was released until trial.
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Russian Opposition Leader Alexei Navalny Is Out Of Jail — For Now

Russian opposition leader and President Vladimir Putin critic Alexei Navalny was released after being arrested Sunday

Navalny tweeted that he was released until trial, but he could still face up to 30 days in jail if found guilty of illegally organizing a protest. 

A video of Navalny's arrest posted on social media shows him being pushed to the ground by police and dragged into a police van. 

Navalny called for the anti-Kremlin protests back in December. Throughout Russia, thousands of demonstrators showed up Sunday to protest the upcoming presidential election. 

Additional reporting from Newsy affiliate CNN.