Just in, Alexei Navalny has just been handed a five year suspended sentence by the court in Russia over crimes of embezzlement.
Alexei who is the main opposition leader in Russia, has been barred from running against Putin in next years general election in the country.
Despite the judgement, Navalny has said he will be partaking in next years election. He refutes the verdict , saying he will appeal in due course.
While addressing journalist about the judgement, the opposition leader posited that ” we don’t recognize this ruling. I have every right to take part in the election according to the constitution and i will do so”
The fierce critic of the government is known to have said ‘Putin is the Tsar of corruption’