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Russia suspends jailed Kremlin critic Alexey Navalny’s political and anti-corruption organizations

Moscow’s chief prosecutor froze the political movement of jailed Kremlin critic Alexey Navalny on Monday by suspending activities at his offices across the country, while petitioning a court to do the same for the Anti-Corruption Foundation that he founded. The decision comes against the backdrop of a pending court decision on whether to designate both […]

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Jailed Kremlin critic Alexey Navalny moved to hospital and prescribed ‘vitamin therapy’

Jailed Kremlin critic Alexey Navalny has been moved from a penal colony to a regional hospital for prisoners east of Moscow as concerns grow over his health. Russia’s Federal Penitentiary Service (FSIN) said in a statement Monday that the opposition leader had been moved to the hospital, which specializes in “dynamic” observation of patients. The […]

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Russia will face consequences if jailed Kremlin critic Alexey Navalny dies in prison

The United States has warned Russia of consequences if Kremlin critic Alexey Navalny dies in prison. “We have communicated to the Russian government that what happens to Mr Navalny in their custody is their responsibility and they will be held accountable by the international community,” President Joe Biden’s National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan said. “In […]

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Jailed Putin’s critic Alexey Navalny moved to sick ward week after declaring hunger strike

Jailed Putin’s critic Alexey Navalny was moved to the sick ward with symptoms of a respiratory illness and has been tested for the coronavirus, the Izvestia newspaper reported on Monday, after he said he had a high temperature and cough. Navalny, a prominent Kremlin critic who declared a hunger strike last week and accused prison […]

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Amnesty International strips Alexey Navalny ‘prisoner of conscience’ status over past hate speeches

Amnesty International has stripped Alexey Navalny of the “prisoner of conscience” status it had given him, saying some of the Kremlin critic’s past comments were akin to hate speech. The rights group said it would however continue to “fight for his freedom”, referring to the 44-year-old’s current imprisonment in Moscow. “Amnesty International took an internal […]

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IN PICTURES: Mass Protests Sweep Russia

Russian riot police have arrested more than 3,000 people in nationwide protests demanding the release of opposition leader Alexey Navalny, the Kremlin’s most prominent critic. The unprecedented demonstrations in more than 70 cities in temperatures as low as -50 Celsius highlighted how Navalny has built influence far beyond the political and cultural centres of Moscow […]