Russian investigators want Putin foe Navalny under house arrest

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian investigators have asked a court to place opposition leader Alexei Navalny under house arrest, the federal Investigative Committee said on Wednesday.

Navalny, an anti-corruption blogger and opponent of President Vladimir Putin who helped lead a wave of protests in 2011-2012, is serving a five-year suspended sentence on a theft conviction he says was a Kremlin reprisal and was jailed until Monday for resisting arrest earlier this week at a rally.

(Reporting by Alissa de Carbonnel; Editing by Steve Gutterman)