Russians Protest Sentencing For Anti-Corruption Activist

Jul 18, 2013
Originally published on July 18, 2013 4:31 pm

A Russian judge delivered an unexpectedly harsh sentence on an anti-corruption campaigner who led the biggest protests against President Vladimir Putin since he took power in 2000. Alexei Navalny was sentenced to five years in jail for theft. Protesters chanted "Shame! Disgrace!" outside the court in Kirov.