Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny sentenced to prison

Opposition leader and one of the chief critics of Russian president Vladimir Putin Alexei Navalny was sentenced to prison Tuesday in a court proceeding that he described as politically motivated. “They’re imprisoning one person to frighten millions,” Alexei Navalny said. “This isn’t a demonstration of strength, it’s a show of weakness.” “My life isn’t worth two cents, but I will do everything I can so that the law prevails,” he said. The conviction came after back-to-back weekends during which thousands were arrested at demonstrations calling for Navalny’s release. Several parts of Moscow were…

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