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Alexei navalny russia protest oct 2012

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Russian authorities accuse opposition activist Alexei Navalny, brother Oleg of stealing $1.8 million.
Alexei Navalny has been charged with defrauding a transport company of $1.8 million.
An appeals court suspended the popular opposition leader's sentence, but didn't overturn his conviction.
Alexei navalny russia protest oct 2012

Russian opposition activist and blogger Alexei Navalny holds a poster reading "I'm against repression and torture" in Moscow on October 27, 2012. About 200 people gathered near the headquarters of Russia's Federal Security Service (FSB) to protest at the latest wave of arrests and allegations that one opposition leader was tortured into making a confession.

ANDREY SMIRNOV