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Jailed Russian opposition leader Alexey Navalny gets 19 more years in prison

Russian prosecutors had requested an additional 20-year prison sentence.

LONDON — Russian President Vladimir Putin’s most prominent opponent was sentenced Friday to an additional 19 years behind bars on extremism charges.

A Russian judge delivered the guilty verdict and sentencing in the closed-door trial against Alexey Navalny at a courtroom inside the maximum-security prison camp in Melekhovo, about 145 miles east of Moscow, where the Russian opposition leader is already serving 11 1/2 years. Russian prosecutors had requested a 20-year prison term…

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