Russian Opposition Activist Faces 10 Years Behind Bars

December 19, 2014 10:57 AM

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Russian prosecutors have demanded that an opposition activist be imprisoned for a total of 10 years on allegations of fraud.

In their closing arguments in a Moscow courthouse, prosecutors asked a judge to convict Alexei Navalny and imprison him for nine years, with an additional year added because of a prior conviction. The request for such a lengthy prison sentence is unusual for financial crimes in Russia.

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