University | 7:30 pm | July 19, 2013 | By Julia Zorthian

World Fellow Navalny released from jail

World Fellow Alexei Navalny received a 5-year jail sentence on July 18 on embezzlement charges.

After spending the night in jail following his 5-year jail sentence on embezzlement charges, Russian political activist and 2010 Yale World Fellow Alexei Navalny left captivity on a release pending his appeal. The turn of events was unexpected — Navalny’s prosecutor himself asked for his release on bail in light of his appeals in court »