Conviction of Aleksey Navalny in Russia

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Today, a Russian court convicted Aleksey Navalny of libel and fined him 850,000 rubles.

The Clooney Foundation for Justice’s TrialWatch initiative has been monitoring this case.  A report assessing the fairness of the trial and assigning it a grade in line with international standards by TrialWatch Expert Françoise Tulkens, who previously served as Vice-President of the European Court of Human Rights, will be forthcoming.