I was pretty shocked when I read that Alexei Navalny, Russian blogger and activist was sentenced to five years in prison for what is seen as a politically motivated charge. I started noticing Navalny last year, when I wrote about him in this post; The Polygon: Putin's Witch Hunt
To be honest I thought maybe Putin would have slipped him a Polonium Cocktail, Poisoning of Alexander Litvinenko - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Navalny, has been sentenced to five years precisely, to keep him out of the next Presidential election in Russia.
What I liked best was this; "The White House called it part of a "disturbing trend aimed at suppressing dissent". (Reuters)
A little Snowden anyone? But I digress.
Navalny is a really interesting guy. He had the balls to call out Russian politicians and call them the Party of Swindlers and Thieves. Russians are already protesting in the streets.This is a picture from a while ago. This protester belongs to the group FEMEN and they protest topless. I think way more people in the US would go to more protests if we started protesting Russian Style!
|I love the look on Putins face!|