#AceWorldNews says a court in Moscow on Friday ordered opposition activist Aleksey Navalny to be placed under house arrest over charges of allegedly embezzling money from cosmetics company Yves Rocher, RIA Novosti reported.
He has also been banned from using the internet or talking to the media. Navalny is currently subject to a five-year suspended sentence on a theft conviction.
He has denied any wrong doing and called both cases politically motivated. Navalny was jailed until Monday for resisting arrest earlier this week during a protest in Moscow.