Russian prosecutors charged anticorruption lawyer and blogger Alexei Navalny, one of President Vladimir Putin's harshest critics, with embezzlement Tuesday in connection with a 2009 timber deal in which he participated as an unpaid adviser. The criminal charges, which carry a five-to-10 year prison term, are the latest to be lodged against a vocal Kremlin critic and have some U.S. lawyers with Russian expertise skeptical about the country's commitment to the rule of law.
Arrest of Russian Opposition Leader Raises Tough Questions for Country's Legal System
The Am Law Daily
July 31, 2012
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