Prominent Russian opposition leader and pro-democracy activist, Alexei Navalny, was arrested in January 2021 and sentenced to a three and a half year jail term in February 2021. Prosecutors are now seeking for a 13-year jail term for him over alleged corruption. This article is published by Deutsche Welle. Here is an excerpt:
Prosecutors on Tuesday asked that Alexei Navalny, Vladimir Putin’s most prominent political opponent, be sentenced to 13 years in prison on charges of embezzlement and contempt of court.
The anti-corruption campaigner is already serving a two-and-a-half-year sentence for parole violations after surviving a poison attack that he blames on the Kremlin.
The prosecution request comes after Navalny urged Russians to protest the war in Ukraine.
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