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Navalny jailed for embezzlement

Jul 19th, 2013 | By | Category: Asides

Alexei Navalny, illness leader of the opposition against President Vladimir Putin's United Russia Party, has been sentenced to five years in jail on the charge of embezzlement. The charge was brought on claims that Navalny headed a group that embezzled timber worth 16 million roubles (around £330,000) from the state timber company, Kirovles, in his [...]