Russian anti-corruption protester found guilty of theft

Anti-corruption blogger Alexei Navalny seen boarding a train in Moscow yesterday. Credit: Reuters

Russian protest leader Alexei Navalny has been found guilty of theft at a trial he says is politically motivated because of his opposition to President Vladimir Putin.

Prosecutors have asked the court to jail Navalny for six years. The judge was expected to hand down a sentence later on Thursday at the trial in the industrial city of Kirov, 900 km (550 miles) north-east of Moscow.