Russian Left-Front leader, Sergei Udaltsov, has been a target of the authorities over the years. A lot of the charges have been trumped up. For example in 2011 he was jailed for alleged jaywalking.
His lawyer said of the arrests: “These cases are fabricated as a deliberate obstacle to prevent Sergei from exercising . . . → Read More: Drive-by Planet: Sergei Udaltsov: Russian Left Front leader denies assault claim