Russia Navalny Verdict - Q&A

December 30, 2014 09:35 AM
Russia Navalny Verdict - Q&A 1878856
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A Russian court today found political activist Alexei Navalny guilty of defrauding a French cosmetics company at least $500,000. The court sentenced the 38-year-old lawyer and blogger to a three-and-a-half year suspended prison sentence in the case, far lower than the 10 years sought by prosecutors. VOA correspondent Daniel Schearf in Moscow was asked by VOA's Victor Beattie about Mr. Navalny's background leading up to this latest court case.