Prosecutors ask to free Russian opposition leader

People gather in support of opposition figure Alexei Navalny who was convicted of embezzlement and sentenced to five years in prison, with the the State Historical Museum and the Kremlin in the background, in Moscow, Russia, Thursday, July 18, 2013. His supporters called the case an obvious attempt to shut down a top foe of President Vladimir Putin and intimidate other opposition activists. (AP Photo/Denis Tyrin)





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