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Russian Opposition Leader Convicted Amid Controversy

NPR | July 19, 2013 3 a.m. | Updated: July 19, 2013 9:01 a.m.

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Corey Flintoff

A Russian court has convicted one of the country’s most prominent opposition leaders of embezzlement. Alexei Navalny faces a sentence of five years in prison in a controversial case that he says was trumped up to derail his political career. Navalny was instrumental in organizing mass protests against the rule of Russian President Vladimir Putin.

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