Russian prosecutors move to liquidate Navalny’s ‘extremist’ movement

Russian prosecutors move to liquidate Navalny’s ‘extremist’ movementApril 16, 2021

Seeking to designate organisation as extremist group is most sweeping assault on opposition supporters yet

The Moscow prosecutor’s office has announced that it will seek to designate Alexander Navalny’s Anti-Corruption Foundation and his regional political headquarters as “extremist groups”, moving to effectively liquidate the jailed opposition leader’s political organisation in Russia.

It is the most sweeping assault yet on supporters of Navalny, and comes after his two-and-a-half-year sentence on embezzlement charges and the arrest of his top aides on various charges following large protests in January and February.

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