Russian opposition leader ruled out of election after guilty verdict at fraud retrial

Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny has been found guilty in the retrial of a 2013 fraud case, which means he cannot run for president next year.

In a webcast hearing, Judge Alexei Vtyurin said Navalny was guilty of embezzling timber worth about US$500,000.

The previous guilty verdict was overturned by the European Court of Human Rights, which ruled that Russia violated Navalny's right to a fair trial.

The judge has to yet to deliver a sentence.

Navalny, the driving force between behind massive anti-government protests in 2011 and 2012, had announced plans to run for office in December and had begun to raise funds.


More on this topic

Smartphone ban for Russian soldiers

‘Is this what snow looks like in hell?’ Apocalyptic scenes as toxic black snow covers Siberia

Nature versus mankind: Wildlife alert

Mixed reaction from Russian islanders whose town has been invaded by polar bears

More in this Section

Religious orders apologise for sex abuse inaction and cover-ups

Trump confidant Roger Stone apologises to judge for Instagram post

US presidential 2020 candidate Bernie Sanders is ‘determined’, says brother

EU proposes emissions standards for trucks


Lifestyle

5 of the best wellbeing podcasts to give you a boost

Ask a counsellor: ‘Will I ever get over being raped as a teenager?’

8 things gardeners can do to help alleviate the insect crisis

All the backstage tips for getting the edgy hairstyle from Richard Quinn’s catwalk

More From The Irish Examiner