A brief summary of today's events:
-Aleksei Navalny and co-defendant Pytor Ofitserov are convicted by a Kirov court of embezzlement and sentenced to five and four years in a penal colony, respectively.
- At least 100 people are detained in Moscow, while over 30 are apprehended in Saint Petersburg.
To find out what this all means, tune in tomorrow to the "Power Vertical" podcast, with Brian Whitmore.
-- Glenn Kates
Senator Chris Murphy says "Kremlin itself made clear" that charges were politically motivated," Navalny "should be released immediately and allowed to continue his campaign for Mayor of Moscow.”
The senators who have issued statements today on Navalny were all supportive -- in the case of Cardin and McCain, instrumental -- in passage of the Sergei Magnitsky Act.