EU 'concerned' about Navalny jailing in Russia

18th July 2013, Comments 0 comments

The European Union condemned the verdict against protest leader Alexei Navalny, saying the embezzlement charges were unsubstantiated and that his jailing posed "serious questions" about the rule of law in Russia.

A spokesperson for the EU's top diplomat, Catherine Ashton, said she was "concerned about the guilty verdict and the prison sentences handed down today by the Kirov Court" against Navalny and co-defendant Pyotr Ofitserov.

© 2013 AFP

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