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Prosecutor seeks 6 years jail for top Russian opposition leader

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A Russian prosecutor on Friday demanded a six-year jail sentence for Russia's top opposition leader Alexei Navalny for embezzlement charges in a case he says is politically motivated.

"Six years in a standard regime penal colony and a million ruble ($30,000) fine," Navalny tweeted from the courtroom in the central Russian city of Kirov as the prosecutor read out the charges.

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http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130705/prosecutor-seeks-6-years-jail-top-russian-opposition-leader