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Tuesday, 31 July 2012 - 17:28
Russian blogger charged with embezzlement
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Russian anti-corruption campaigner Alexei Navalny has been charged with embezzlement in a case he describes as "strange and absurd".

Federal investigators in Moscow brought charges over a timber deal in the Kirov region in which he was involved as an unofficial adviser three years ago.

The case was previously investigated and dropped by regional prosecutors.

Navalny, who was also ordered not to leave the country, suggested the new charges were aimed at discrediting him.

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