Navalny ally says EU sanctions sends \clear message'
EU sanctions in response to the jailing of Alexei Navalny would send a "clear message," an ally of the jailed Kremlin critic told reporters on Monday, hours before EU ministers agreed to prepare sanctions against four Russian officials.
Jailed Kremlin critic Alexey Navalny appeared in court via videolink to appeal a defamation conviction in his first public appearance since he went on hunger strike. CNN’s Fred Pleitgen reports from Moscow.
Prison doctors have decided to transfer Russia's main opposition leader Alexei Navalny to hospital, its prison authority said on Monday, 20 days into a hunger strike that has brought international warnings of consequences should he die in jail. Lauren Anthony has more.