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Moscow court hearing begins on Navalny prison term

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A court in Moscow on Tuesday began a hearing into whether prominent Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny should face a prison term, despite mass protests against his detention and Western condemnation.

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An AFP journalist in the court building said the hearing to decide whether Navalny, 44, should be jailed for violating the terms of a 2014 suspended sentence for embezzlement had begun and that the corruption campaigner was present in the courtroom.

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