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Russian protest leader Alexei Navalny jailed for five years

Russian protest leader Alexei Navalny has been sentenced to five years in jail for theft and embezzlement.

A Russian court has convicted him of defrauding a timber company out of half a million dollars, Navalny and his supporters say the trial was politically motivated.

It is unclear if the verdict means he will be able to run for Moscow mayor in September.

Daniel Sandford reports.

  • 18 Jul 2013
  • From the section World
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