Navalny's Conviction In Russia A Chilling Message

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April 22, 2014 AT 7:31 AM
A Moscow justice of the peace fined Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny $8,400 on Tuesday for slandering a lawmaker and also left the door open to locking up the Kremlin's most vocal critic in prison for years. On Tuesday, the Babushkinsky Court upheld the libel claim of obscure municipal official Alexei Lisovenko, who sued Navalny for calling him a drug addict in a tweet in April for claiming that Navalny was violating his parole. The 37-year-old Navalny, a former corporate gadfly, has been under house arrest for nearly two months, banned from receiving visitors, talking to the media or posting on social networks