Embrace for freed Kremlin critic
Alexei Navalny has been freed from jail pending an appeal, a day after being sentenced to five years for embezzlement.
Thousands of Russians had protested against his conviction, saying it was politically motivated.
Navalny is a vocal critic of Russian President Vladimir Putin.
Daniel Sandford in Moscow said that Navalny may still be in prison before he can run in the Moscow mayoral elections.
- From the section Europe