Russia, Vladimir Putin, Alexei Navalny

Russia, Vladimir Putin

Russia designates Alexei Navalny groups an extremist organization, silencing Putin critics ahead of election

Russia designates Alexei Navalny groups an extremist organization, silencing Putin critics ahead of election

6/10/2021 6:21:00 AM

Russia designates Alexei Navalny groups an extremist organization, silencing Putin critics ahead of election

The designation prevents people associated with the groups from running for public office and exposes them to lengthy prison sentences.

"extremist," opening members up to prosecution.By outlawing the groups founded by the Russian opposition leader, the court barred their members from running for parliament in the September election. If prosecuted and convicted, members could also face jail time. In light of Navalny's own imprisonment, the court's move was largely seen as an effort to silence Putin's critics.

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Along with activists who worked with the networks, those who donated to them or shared materials could face lengthy prison terms, the Associated Press reported.Navalny's Anti-Corruption Foundation was founded in 2011 and carried out high-profile investigations into alleged corruption among some of Russia's elite, including Putin. A viral exposé of Putin's seaside palace fueled nationwide rallies, according to

The Moscow Times. The Kremlin has denied the foundation's claims.In January, Navalny returned to Russia to face a court after a near-fatal poisoning that he believes was the work of the Kremlin. He was sentenced to two and a half years for violating the terms of a suspended sentence he was given after being convicted of embezzlement in 2014. Navalny, one of Putin's top political opponents, dismissed the conviction as politically motivated.

Russian President Vladimir Putin delivers his annual state of the nation address on April 21 in Moscow.MIKHAIL KLIMENTYEV/Sputnik/AFP/Getty ImagesNavalny's request to take part in the closed-door hearing via video link from prison was rejected by the court, according to the AP. The court session was not open to the public because classified materials would be discussed, the AP said.

"Navalny's team will not stop its activities. They shouldn't hope for that," Ivan Zhdanov, a top Navalny associate, told Dozhd TV, a Russian independent TV channel.On Tuesday, his daughter, Daria Navalnaya, a student atStanford University

, accepted an award from the Geneva Summit for Human Rights and Democracy on her father's behalf. In her speech, she said her father wrote her a letter from prison asking her to give the award to"every political prisoner in Russia and Belarus."

"You really should be looking at my father instead, but he's in a Russian prison right now simply because of what he says, does and believes in—and because he didn't die when the Russian government wanted him to," Navalnaya said. Read more: Newsweek »

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Russia outlaws Putin critic Alexey Navalny's organizations as 'extremist'

Russian court rules Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny's groups are 'extremist'The action by Moscow City Court is part of a sweeping crackdown on Alexei Navalny , the Kremlin's fiercest critic, and his Foundation for Fighting Corruption. HUMAN ARCAT EXISTED ARCAT PRO-NEVER EXISTED

Alexei Navalny's team promises to keep working, despite pending extremist label from Russian court'Navalny's team will not stop its activities, they shouldn't hope for that,' Ivan Zhdanov, a top Navalny associate who headed his foundation, said. CIA should cut bait on Navalny. It's a nothing burger. Maybe can dust off P*ssy Riot?

Russian Court Outlaws Opposition Leader Alexei Navalny’s GroupsNavalny, Putin’s most ardent political foe, was arrested in January upon returning from Germany. Putin's biggest ally Obama’s Hijrah taking us!

Biden warns Russia it faces 'robust' response for harmful actions as he begins European visitPresident Joe Biden on Wednesday began his first trip abroad since taking office by hailing America's unwavering commitment to the NATO alliance and warning Russia it faced 'robust and meaningful' consequences if it engaged in harmful activities. Hmmmm, world war loading

Russia Puts the Squeeze on Social Media to Police Its CriticsAhead of a parliamentary vote later this year, the Kremlin has been fine-tuning its strategy to pressure platforms such as Twitter, YouTube and TikTok to remove antigovernment content, classifying a growing number of posts as illegal and issuing a flurry of takedown requests. What’s the difference between Putin and Boris or Biden Uk media cover all the wrongs (serious wrongs) of Boris, and social media does the same! So you have no morality to talk against others! Look into your country first 🤯😡 That looks like Putin's face in an MRI machine. The Devil, runs Mother Russia, North Korea, Egypt, China, the Devil did have hold of America but thank God for listening too it's children's cry, crylouder, Gods children in, Russia, North Korea, Egypt, China and some countries in Africa.