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Alexei Navalny: Russian opposition leader found guilty of embezzlement

by firstsource newsFebruary 8, 2017

Retrial conviction prevents anti-corruption activist and critic of Vladimir Putin from running in 2018 presidential election

A court has handed Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny a five year suspended prison sentence after finding him guilty of embezzlement in a retrial, barring him from running in the 2018 presidential election.

Navalny’s lawyer Olga Mikhailova told journalists the conviction would prevent him from taking part in the election, which he registered for in November.

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