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Wednesday October 16, 2013 MYT 4:55:01 PM
Wednesday October 16, 2013 MYT 4:55:53 PM
KIROV, Russia (Reuters) - A Russian court on Wednesday upheld the theft conviction against opposition leader Alexei Navalny but suspended his five-year prison sentence, meaning the prominent critic of President Vladimir Putin will not be jailed.
Navalny was convicted in July of organising the theft of 16 million roubles ($500,000) from a timber firm in 2009. He had appealed the verdict and sentence, contending the case against him was fabricated and politically motivated.
(Reporting by Gabriela Baczynska; Writing by Steve Gutterman; Editing by Douglas Busvine)
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