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US 'deeply disappointed' at jailing of Russia protest leader

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The White House said Thursday it was "deeply disappointed" over the jailing of Russian protest leader Alexei Navalny on fraud charges, calling the proceedings "politically motivated."

White House spokesman Jay Carney called on Moscow to allow for a "fair" appeal in the Navalny case and to cease its "campaign of pressure" against Russia's opposition.

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http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130719/us-deeply-disappointed-at-jailing-russia-protest-leader-0