Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny, speaks to the media as he was released in a courtroom in Kirov, Russia Friday, July 19, 2013. A Russian court on Friday released opposition lea

 

              Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny, speaks to the media as he was released in a courtroom in Kirov, Russia Friday, July 19, 2013. A Russian court on Friday released opposition lea
Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny, speaks to the media as he was released in a courtroom in Kirov, Russia Friday, July 19, 2013. A Russian court on Friday released opposition leader Alexei Navalny from custody less than 24 hours after he was convicted of embezzlement and sentenced to five years in prison. The release came after a surprise request by prosecutors, who said that because Navalny is a candidate in this falls Moscow mayoral race keeping him in custody would deny him his right to seek election. (AP Photo/Dmitry Lovetsky)