Opposition leader Alexei Navalny got the opportunity to run for President, as well as to participate as a candidate in the election in other authorities, says RBC.
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In 2013, a Kirov court sentenced Navalny to five years in prison on charges of embezzlement in the company “Kirovles”. Later real punishment was commuted to a suspended term and a fine of 500 thousand rubles. On 16 November, the Presidium of the Supreme court overturned the verdict.
In addition, Navalny and his brother Oleg were convicted at the end of 2014 for stealing from “multi processing company” and the company “Yves Rocher”. He received 3.5 years probation, his brother – 3.5 years in a General regime colony.
But all convictions Bulk, in addition to “Krivolak”, do not fall under the category of serious. So now, after the abolition of the sentence, he has the right to participate in elections. Now the case is sent for review.
According to the law, convicts who have committed serious crimes, unable to run again after nine years after a conviction has been extinguished. Those who were serving sentences for serious crimes, can participate in elections only after 15 years.