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Putin Foe Navalny Faces Prison if Appeal Rejected

Convicted at a trial he describes as Vladimir Putin's revenge for his political challenge, Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny faces five years in prison if his appeal against a theft conviction is rejected on Wednesday.   The court hearing in the remote city of Kirov also poses a conundrum for President Putin.   Jailing Navalny would keep Putin's most prominent critic out of elections for years, curtailing any threat from a young rival with presidential ambitions who ...

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