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Russian investigators want Putin foe Navalny under house arrest

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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)

http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140226/russian-investigators-want-putin-foe-navalny-under-house-arrest