Russia jails rights activist for 'discrediting army'

Updated February 27 2024 - 9:10pm, first published 9:08pm
Oleg Orlov decried the "strangulation of freedom" in Russia before being sentenced to prison. (AP PHOTO)
Oleg Orlov decried the "strangulation of freedom" in Russia before being sentenced to prison. (AP PHOTO)

Veteran human rights activist Oleg Orlov has been sentenced by a Moscow court to two-and-a-half years in prison after he was found guilty of discrediting the Russian army in a trial that has been condemned by international observers as politically motivated.

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