A Russian court has placed opposition leader Alexei Navalny under house arrest for at least two months.
Investigators on Wednesday asked the court to put Navalny under house arrest, arguing that he had violated travel restrictions during a criminal investigation against him.
Navalny was already serving a seven-day sentence after being detained Monday with hundreds of other demonstrators at an unauthorized protest rally in Moscow.
Last year, a Russian appeals court suspended his five-year prison sentence after the anti-corruption blogger was convicted in July of organizing the 2009 theft of some $500,000 from a timber firm. Navalny described the trial as politically motivated.
The latest charges against him and his brother, Oleg, include fraud and money laundering of well over $1 million.