Russian protest leader Alexei Navalny is handcuffed and escorted by interior ministry officers inside a courtroom in Kirov, on Thursday. A judge sentenced  Navalny to five years in prison after convicting him of large-scale theft in a trial Navalny said was politically motivated. Photograph: Reuters/Sergei Karpukhin

The sentencing of anti-corruption blogger Alexei Navalny to five years in prison for embezzlement will outrage democrats in Russia and abroad. It is a(...)