“Revolution Olivier” – Demonstrations planned today
From Mark Sleboda in Moscow -
This is what is being tweeted by liberasts about a planned "Maidan" in Moscow today over Russian ultranationalist Navalny's verdict for fraud against French cosmetic firm Yves Rocher today. He received a suspended 3.5 year sentence and a fine.
As indicated below – this was organised from Washington DC (SMR) -
More details on the real Navalny will follow soon
Top opposition figure Navalny guilty of embezzlement, gets 3.5yrs suspended
Russian opposition activist Aleksey Navalny has received a suspended 3.5 year sentence in an embezzlement case, a Moscow district court announced in an early verdict.
30 December, 2014
A supporter of opposition leader and anti-corruption blogger Alexey Navalny stands next to policemen blocking a street near a court building during his hearing in Moscow December 30, 2014 (Reuters / Tatyana Makeyeva)
Russian opposition leader and anti-corruption blogger Alexey Navalny (R) talks with his brother and co-defendant Oleg (inside defendants cage) during a court hearing in Moscow December 30, 2014 (Reuters / Sergey Karpukhin)
Officially charged with 30-million-ruble (US$518,000) fraud and money laundering, Navalny has been under house arrest since February. He was banned from using the internet and other means of communication, but continued to update his popular anti-corruption blog by proxy of his wife.