Kremlin opposition leader Alexei Navalny has been released from jail after serving 50 days on two consecutive sentences for organizing unsanctioned protests.

Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny leaves a detention center in Moscow, Russia, Sunday, Oct. 14, 2018. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)

Navalny, President Vladimir Putin’s most prominent foe, had been sentenced to 30 days for organizing a protest in August, but upon release was immediately arrested and then sentenced to another 20 days for organizing a protest that took place while he was in jail.

Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny leaves a detention center in Moscow, Russia, Sunday, Oct. 14, 2018. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)

Both protests were against a Russian government plan to raise the eligibility age for state pensions, which has since been signed into law.

Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny leaves a detention center in Moscow, Russia, Sunday, Oct. 14, 2018. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)

After his release early Sunday, Navalny told reporters “I think over the 50 days which I spent here, we saw a lot of evidence that this regime has absolutely deteriorated: from failures in foreign intelligence to failures in space industry.”

Source: The Associated Press

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