Russia sentences 7 anti-Putin protesters to jail
8th defendant received a suspended sentence, will avoid jail
A Russian court sentenced seven defendants to prison terms ranging from two and a half to four years on Monday after convicting them of rioting and attacking police at a protest against President Vladimir Putin in 2012.
An eighth defendant was given a suspended sentence, meaning she will avoid jail.
Opposition activists shouted "Shame" outside the court room and called for a protest near the Kremlin later on Monday.