Prosecutor demands Navalny's imprisonment

The Kirov Leninsky District Court prosecutor insists on six years in prison for opposition activist Alexei Navalny charged with stealing from Kirovles

The Kirov Leninsky District Court prosecutor insists on six years in prison for opposition activist Alexei Navalny charged with stealing from Kirovles.

The prosecutor told the court on Friday the defendant's culpability had been proven with materials studied in the courtroom and testimonies of witnesses and Navalny could be reformed only in a penitentiary bearing in mind the nature and social danger of his crime.

Prosecutor Sergei Bogdanov also demanded five years in prison for suspected accomplice of Navalny, Pyotr Ofitserov.

The prosecutor said both should serve their time at a general penitentiary.

He also asked the court not to limit freedom of the defendants after they had served their prison time.

The prosecutor said Navalny must pay a fine of 2 million rubles, and Ofitserov must be fined at one million rubles.

"The impounded property must also go in profit of state," he said.

Bogdanov asked the court to change the defendants' measure of restraint from travel restrictions to custody after they were sentenced.

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