Law

Russia

Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny is sentenced to serve 3½ years in prison after authorities said he violated the terms of his parole, including while he was recuperating in Germany from a near-fatal poisoned.

Russia

The court denied an appeal, sealing an earlier ruling that would see the opposition leader and prominent anticorruption activist spend a lengthy sentence in a penal colony.

Politics

Six more people allegedly affiliated with the right-wing militia Oath Keepers were indicted on charges of planning the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol, as prosecutors sketch out a portrait of a group preparing to disrupt the certification of President Biden’s election and developing a military-style plan to do so.

Tech

The U.K.’s top court ruled that a group of former Uber drivers were entitled to a minimum wage and other benefits while working for the company, dealing a setback to gig-economy firms in battles world-wide over their employment model.

Tri-State Area

Jersey City has placed its police department under the leadership of a civilian in an unusual arrangement meant to bring greater transparency and accountability to law enforcement there, Mayor Steven Fulop said.

Politics

As of Friday, six officers have been suspended with pay ahead of planned congressional hearings featuring testimony from police and security officials.

Finance

The U.K.-based financial institution doesn’t need to hand over banking documents requested by Huawei Chief Financial Officer Meng Wanzhou as part of her effort to resist a U.S. extradition order, London’s High Court said.

Middle East

Drones and missiles launched in the past month from Yemen and Iraq show gaps in air defenses, as Biden reconsiders U.S. policy in the region.

Washington Wire

The surge of criminal cases stemming from the Jan. 6 riot at the Capitol is bringing a crush of public and media attention to U.S. District Court in Washington, D.C. That and more in this week’s Washington Wire.

Tech

Groups representing major technology companies filed a lawsuit arguing that the state’s new measure is an improper levy on the internet.