Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny freed on bail
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.
19 Jul 2013
- From the section Europe