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Russia jails protest leader Navalny for five years

Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny sits in a courtroom in Kirov, northern Russia on July 18, 2013, as a court found him guilty of embezzlement. The court on Thursday sentenced Navalny to five years in a penal colony after finding him guilty of embezA Russian court on Thursday sentenced protest leader Alexei Navalny to five years in a penal colony after finding him guilty of embezzlement, a verdict which will disqualify one of President Vladimir Putin's fiercest critics from politics.