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Trial of Russian opposition leader Navalny reopens

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A Russian court in the northern city of Kirov on Wednesday reopened the trial of opposition leader Alexei Navalny, who is accused of embezzlement and may face up to a decade in jail if convicted.

The prosecution claims the 36-year-old protest leader is accused of causing a loss of $500,000 (385,000 euros) to the regional government in a timber deal, charges Navalny claims have been ordered by President Vladimir Putin.

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http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130424/trial-russian-opposition-leader-navalny-reopens