Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny, in handcuffs, center, is escorted from a court in Kirov, Russia Thursday, July 18, 2013. Alexei Navalny, one of the Russian opposition's leadin

 

              Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny, in handcuffs, center, is escorted from a court in Kirov, Russia Thursday, July 18, 2013. Alexei Navalny, one of the Russian opposition
Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny, in handcuffs, center, is escorted from a court in Kirov, Russia Thursday, July 18, 2013. Alexei Navalny, one of the Russian opposition's leading figures, was convicted of embezzlement Thursday and sentenced to five years in prison. Navalny and his supporters claimed the case was politically driven to try to shut down the vehement Kremlin critic and intimidate his supporters. (AP Photo/Evgeny Feldman)