: :inin Kyiv (EET)

Russia to seek 10 years in prison for opposition activist

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian prosecutors on Friday demanded that the nation’s most prominent opposition leader be sentenced to 10 years in prison on allegations of fraud, which he rejected as a punishment for his political activities.

The request for such a lengthy prison sentence this time — unusual for financial crimes in Russia — sends a signal that the government may no longer have any qualms about putting Navalny behind bars as Putin’s approval ratings have soared to over 80 percent, bolstered by the annexation of Crimea. …read more

Source: San Francisco Chronicle

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