Russian Facebook blocks page supporting Putin's biggest critic

December 22, 2014 3:42 AM

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Russian Facebook blocks page supporting Putin's biggest critic

The page advertised a rally in support of Alexei Navalny, one of President Vladimir Putin's harshest critics, and it was set to follow the Jan. 15 verdict in a controversial embezzlement case that many have denounced as political in nature.

On Friday Alexei Navalny, an anti-corruption blogger and the most prominent critic of Putin, was given a Jan. 15 sentencing date in relation to accusations of embezzlement. Critics have called the charges politically motivated. On the same day a Facebook event page was crafted calling for a demonstr...

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