Opposition activist Navalny sentenced to five years

Whistleblowing blogger turned opposition leader Alexei Navalny was charged with the theft of over 10,000 cubic meters of timber, which was allegedly stolen from Kirovles company between May and September 2009. The case was initially dropped, but was revived when an inquiry was launched by Investigative Committee Chairman Alexander Bastrykin.

Tags: Embezzlement, Sentence, Opposition, Alexey Navalny, Russia