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Russian court finds Kremlin critic Navalny guilty of slandering WW2 veteran -Ifax

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MOSCOW, Feb 20 (Reuters) - A Russian court on Saturday foundKremlin critic Alexei Navalny guilty of slandering a World WarTwo veteran in a case he says was used by the authorities totarnish his reputation, the Interfax news agency reported.

Navalny had been accused of defaming a veteran who took partin a promotional video backing constitutional reforms last year.

The reforms, approved in a referendum, will let RussianPresident Vladimir Putin run for two more terms in the Kremlinafter 2024 if he wants to.

Navalny earlier on Saturday lost an appeal against hisjailing over a separate case.(Reporting by Reporting Vladimir Soldatkin and PolinaNikolskayaWriting by Gabrielle Tétrault-Farber and Dmitry AntonovEditing by Andrew Osborn)