US 'deeply disappointed' over Navalny verdict: Moscow envoy

18th July 2013, Comments 0 comments

The United States is "deeply disappointed" over the sentencing of Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny to five years in a penal colony on embezzlement charges, its ambassador to Moscow said Thursday.

"We are deeply disappointed in the conviction of Navalny and the apparent political motivations in this trial," US ambassador Michael McFaul said in a message on Twitter.

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