Russia: More Trouble for an Activist

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Federal authorities on Monday announced another criminal case against Aleksei Navalny, the anticorruption advocate and political opposition leader -- the fourth over all and the second one this month. Mr. Navalny, left, has denied all of the allegations, describing them as politically motivated retribution for his activities. The federal Investigative Committee on Monday accused Mr. Navalny of stealing more than $3 million from the Union of Right Forces, a liberal party that is now defunct, in 2007. The authorities have also accused Mr. Navalny and his brother of conspiring to steal money in business deals. In addition, Mr. Navalny has been questioned in connection with a protest last May and has been accused of defrauding a timber company. Mr. Navalny, responding on Twitter to the latest charges, posted, "Enough."

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This article originally appeared in The New York Times.


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