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Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny found guilty of fraud

Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny found guilty of fraud

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The Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny on Wednesday still found guilty of fraud. The Russian supreme court determined in 2013 that the case overmoest.

The Russian court made this decision after the European Court for human rights, the conviction was “totally arbitrary” and “unfair” calling.

The leader of the opposition and his brother were in 2013 sentenced for embezzlement of converted 440,000 in euro. Navalny spoke of a political process and denied all allegations.

By the condemnation, can Navalny did not take part in the Russian presidential election in 2018. he announced in december his candidacy.

The process in 2013, was started three weeks after Navalny on his blog wrote that president Putin would be involved in a fraud cases around the construction of an oil pipeline in Siberia. A day before his condemnation, he proposed as a candidate for the burgemeestersverkiezingen in Moscow.

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