Russian court jails 77-year-old rights activist

  • In this file photo taken on Monday, Dec. 12, 2016, Russian human rights activist Lev Ponomarev attends an annual meeting of opposition and human rights activists in Moscow, Russia . A court in Moscow has sentenced Ponomarev, a 77-year old human rights activist, to 25 days in jail for calling for an unauthorized protest, a ruling that has drawn strong criticism from campaigners. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin, File)

MOSCOW — A 77-year old Russian human rights activist was sentenced Wednesday by a Moscow court to 25 days in jail for calling for an unauthorized protest, a ruling that has drawn strong criticism from rights groups.

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