Russian opposition leader Navalny excluded from elections after conviction

Russian opposition leader Navalny excluded from elections after conviction

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The Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny by a court in the city of Kirov on Wednesday found guilty of fraud. He can now not participate in the presidential elections in 2018 to be held.

The Russian supreme court determined in 2013 that the case overmoest after the European Court for human rights, the conviction was “totally arbitrary” and “unfair” calling. Navalny is still condemned.

Someone in Russia by a judge is convicted loses the right to presidential elections to take part. Navalny would have been found guilty of embezzlement in a forest enterprise.

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.

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.


By the disappearance of the lawyer, social activist, and opposition leader Navalny is, according to observers the way of Putin to re-open that are still not officially a candidate has made. The 40-year-old Navalny is the leader of the y of Progress. It is generally assumed that Putin is the most feared before the election.

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