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Sentence Suspended for Russian Opposition Leader

A Russian appeals court has suspended the five-year prison sentence of anti-corruption blogger and opposition leader Alexei Navalny. The ruling in the northern Russian region of Kirov was handed down Wednesday. Navalny, found guilty of organizing the 2009 theft of some $500,000 from a timber firm, repeated his claim Wednesday that the charges were politically motivated and vowed to remain involved in Russian politics. While the suspension of his sentence keeps him out of jail, his conviction ...

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