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The activities of organizations affiliated with the opposition Navalny are banned in Russia

In Russia, the court declared organizations affiliated with the opposition Alexei Navalny extremist and banned their activities.

According to the press service of the Moscow City Court, at the request of the prosecutor’s office, the organizations named Anti-Corruption Foundation, Citizens’ Rights Protection Foundation and Navalni Headquarters were decided to be extremist.

All activities of these organizations, such as disseminating any kind of information, carrying out financial operations, participating in elections, organizing demonstrations and demonstrations, were banned.

The court decided that the bans on the activities of the Anti-Corruption Foundation and Navalni Headquarters would enter into force immediately.

Valeriya Vetoshkina, lawyer of the Anti-Corruption Foundation, stated that they will appeal the decision within 10 days.

The Anti-Corruption Foundation, founded by Russian dissident Navalni in 2011, was given the status of “foreign agent” by the Russian authorities in 2019.

Navalni announced that he had closed the foundation in 2020 and reopened the foundation with a new legal structure, and the Russian authorities again took the institution to the status of “foreign agent”.

In April, the Moscow Prosecutor’s Office charged 3 organizations linked to Navalny with “acting in active coordination with the orders of various foreign centers carrying out subversive actions against Russia, implementing color revolution scenarios to change the constitutional order and power,” and filed a lawsuit for their closure. had opened.


Russian dissident Navalni was arrested at the airport on his return to Moscow on January 17, after receiving treatment in Berlin for alleged poisoning.

At the request of the Russian Federal Penitentiary Service, the case against Navalni in the Moscow City Court was concluded on February 2, and the court converted Navalny’s 3.5-year suspended sentence, which was given in the past as a result of the corruption case, to a regular prison sentence on the grounds that he did not fulfill the conditions of judicial control.

The court had ordered Navalni to serve his remaining sentence in prison, taking into account the 10 months he had previously spent under house arrest.

Navalny is in a prison in the city of Vladimir, near Moscow.

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