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Russia | The Guardian: Alexei Navalny in court again on charge of defaming war veteran

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Russian opposition leader criticises latest hearing as ‘disgusting PR trial’ by Kremlin

Alexei Navalny has appeared in a Moscow court for the second time this week, this time on a charge of defaming a second world war veteran.

The Russian opposition leader, who was ordered earlier this week to serve two years and eight months in prison, criticised the latest hearing as a “disgusting PR trial” intended by the Kremlin to disparage him.

Born in 1976 just outside Moscow, Alexei Navalny is a lawyer-turned-campaigner whose Anti-Corruption Foundation investigates the wealth of Vladimir Putin’s inner circle. 

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