Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny could spend 10 years behind bars

December 19, 2014 5:43 PM

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Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny could spend 10 years behind bars

Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny could face up to 10 years behind bars after prosecutors asked a judge for the steep sentence during the closing argument in a fraud case against him on Friday.

Navlny has maintained that the harsh sentence is actually a punishment for his political activities, as he has long been an outspoken critic of the Kremlin.

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