Putin Rival Navalny Gets Suspended Sentence as Rally Planned

December 30, 2014 8:55 AM

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Putin Rival Navalny Gets Suspended Sentence as Rally Planned

A Moscow court found opposition leader Alexey Navalny guilty of fraud and money laundering and issued him a suspended sentence as he called on supporters to protest.

Moscow’s Zamoskvoretsky District Court gave the 38-year-old lawyer a suspended sentence of 3 1/2 years, while his brother Oleg will be sent to prison for the same term. They were also fined 500,000 rubles ($8,800) each. The Navalnys have denied any wrongdoing on charges that they defrauded the Russi...

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