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Putin Critic Navalny Defies House Arrest

Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny said on Monday he would no longer comply with the terms of his house arrest and had cut off his monitoring tag. Navalny, 38, who led mass protests against Putin three years ago, was handed a suspended sentence on December 30 after being found guilty of embezzling money in a trial that led to his brother being jailed on similar charges. He was placed under house arrest almost a year ago during the investigation but said in a blog that he was perhaps the only...

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