Russian court fines Kremlin critic Navalny for slandering WW2 veteran

Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny hearing to consider an appeal against an earlier court decision to change his suspended sentence to a real prison term

MOSCOW (Reuters) - A Russian court slapped Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny with a 850,000-rouble ($11,000) fine on Saturday after finding him guilty of slandering a World War Two veteran in a case Navalny said was dreamt up to discredit him.

The 44-year-old opposition politician earlier on Saturday lost an appeal against his jailing in a separate case.

($1 = 73.9500 roubles)

(Reporting by Polina Nikolskaya and Vladimir Soldatkin; Writing by Dmitry Antonov; Editing by Andrew Osborn)