Russia moves to outlaw Navalny's movement as doctors plead for access to him in prison

Russia moves to outlaw Navalny's movement as doctors plead for access to him in prison.

4/18/2021 8:37:00 PM

Russia moves to outlaw Navalny's movement as doctors plead for access to him in prison.

Russian prosecutors are moving to declare the opposition leader Alexey Navalny's organizations extremist, meanwhile doctors plead to see him in prison.

Russia's general prosecutor's office on Friday released a statement saying it had filed a request seeking to have Navalny's Anti-Corruption Fund as well as his regional campaign branches declared"extremist" under legislation normally used for terrorist groups and violent religious sects.

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The prosecutor's office said it was filing the request on the grounds that Navalny's groups were"creating conditions for changing the foundations of the constitutional order," including supposedly through foreign-backed revolution.Alexander Zemlianichenko/AP

People clash with police during a protest against the jailing of opposition leader Alexei Navalny in Moscow, Jan. 31, 2021.Russia in recent years has enacted draconian legislation, nominally to help thwart terror groups, but the measures increasingly are being wielded against critics of President Vladimir Putin. If declared"extremist," Navalny's organizations would be banned -- anyone deemed to be participating in or aiding them could face lengthy prison sentences. headtopics.com

"Well there we are. They have decided to steamroll the FBK and the campaign headquarters," Ivan Zhdanov, the Anti-Corruption Fund's director, wrote on Twitter."We won't surrender."Thousands protest for Russian opposition leader Alexey Navalny as police crack down

The Anti-Corruption Fund, known by the initials FBK, publishes investigations revealing the allegedly ill-gotten wealth of Putin and other powerful Russians. The FBK, along with regional branch offices, helps organize peaceful protests against corruption and calls for an end to Putin's rule. But the groups don't advocate for violence or overthrowing the state by force.

The Anti-Corruption Fund this week published a, complete with an elaborate spa complex.Alexei Druzhinin/Sputnik/Kremlin/Pool via APRussian President Vladimir Putin listens during a meeting in the Kremlin in Moscow, March 24, 2021.Leonid Volkov, a top lieutenant of Navalny, said the announcement on Friday meant the Kremlin had still not decided whether to go through with outlawing the group, telling people"don't keep quiet."

Authorities have kept up intense pressure on Navalny's movement since he returned to Russia in January, having recovered from his near fatal poisoning with a nerve agent last summer.His arrest caused thousands to protest, but Navalny's allies were forced to call off street demonstrations in February headtopics.com

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in the face of an intense police crackdown.Concerns have been mounting over Navalny's health in prison, where, in addition to the hunger strike, he said he's been refused proper treatment for back pain so severe it limits his walking. And just last week, Navalny was moved to the prison's medical ward suffering from a respiratory illness and a high temperature.

How Putin keeps his grip over Russia, even with support waningOn Friday, doctors supporting Navalny wrote an open letter to the head of Russia's prison service pleading for negotiations with prison doctors to agree on a treatment plan, saying Navalny's worsening condition could be life-threatening.

"We express extreme concern about his state, which is approaching critical," the doctors, some of who are activists, wrote. The doctors wrote in the letter that medical tests show Navalny is suffering renal impairment that could lead to serious problems his circulatory system"up to a heart attack."

Alexander Zemlianichenko/AP, FILERussian opposition leader Alexei Navalny stands in a cage in the Babuskinsky District Court in Moscow, Feb. 20, 2021.Navalny's wife and mother said they visited him this week and were alarmed by how weak he was."Aleksey, as always, keeps his spirit. He talks just as cheerfully, but quietly. He coughs badly, breathes with difficulty," his mother, Lyudmila, wrote in an Instagram post. headtopics.com

Navalny said in a message on Friday that prison authorities were threatening to start force-feeding him if he didn't feed himself. In a message posted to his Instagram account by his team, Navalny wrote he would refuse and that he was demanding to be examined by his own doctor.

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