Jailed oppositionist calls on central election commissioner to postpone Moscow’s City Duma vote

Ilya Yashin, one of the most prominent opposition candidates whom Moscow election officials refused to register for September’s City Duma race, has published an open letter on Facebook calling on Central Election Commissioner Ella Pamfilova to cancel the September 8 elections and reschedule them for later in the fall. Yashin says Pamfilova should act “in the name of the Constitution and in the interests of the people.”