Alexei Navalny Released on Bail, Following 5 year Sentence For Embezzlemant

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Russia's top opposition leader Alexei Navalny arrives in the... News PhotoAlexei Navalny,Arrival,Blogging,Civil Rights,Courthouse,Courtroom,Handcuffs,Horizontal,Law,Lawyer,Leadership,Legal Trial,Opposition Party,Police Force,Politician,Politics,RussiaPhotographer Collection: AFP 2013 AFPRussia's top opposition leader Alexei Navalny (R) arrives in the courtroom in Kirov on July 19, 2013. A Russian court on Friday unexpectedly freed protest leader Alexei Navalny pending his appeal against a five-year sentence on embezzlement charges, after his jailing prompted thousands to take to the streets in protest. The judge in the northern city of Kirov ruled that keeping President Vladimir Putin's top opponent in custody would deprive him of his right to stand in mayoral elections in Moscow on September 8. AFP PHOTO/SERGEI BROVKO (Photo credit should read SERGEI BROVKO/AFP/Getty Images)