Alexey Navalny will serve his two years and six months in a penal colony outside Moscow for breaching parole terms while recovering in Germany from a nerve agent poisoning.
Russian-owned Rossiya Airlines says the unscheduled landing of a cargo flight from Hong Kong to Madrid went ahead without incident and that no one was injured.
Russian news reports have previously indicated that Alexey Navalny, who has been held in a maximum-security jail in Moscow, would likely be sent to a facility in western Russia.
The Belarus government unleashed a harsh crackdown against dissent and protests that erupted after President Alexander Lukashenko claimed a sixth term in office in a disputed presidential election last August.
Kiev has accused Moscow of targeted “assassinations of perceived opponents” in Russia and other countries.
Outbreaks of the H5N8 strain had been reported in Russia, Europe, China, the Middle East and North Africa in recent months but only in poultry so far.
Navalny, who called a World War II veteran and other people featured in a pro-Kremlin video last year as “corrupt stooges” and “traitors, has rejected the slander charges and described them as part of official efforts to disparage him.
Russia promises to begin rolling out CoviVac locally by March.
Russia's justice minister described the decision by the human rights court as unprecedented interference in the work of Russia's courts and said, "There are no legal grounds for the release of this person from custody."
Can Albin Kurti and Kosovo’s likely new prime minister, steer the country towards political stability and economic prosperity?
Alexey Navalny’s allies showed solidarity by gathering outside their homes across Russia for 15 minutes on Valentine’s Day evening, shining their mobile phone torches and arranging candles in the shape of a heart.
The general election comes after a year in which the coronavirus pandemic has deepened social and economic crises in the former Serbian province, which declared independence 13 years ago.
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