Russia: Political prisoner Navalny says regime prison has designated him a “terrorist”

Source: Politico

“Jailed Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny said Monday that prison authorities have changed his status from ‘escape risk’ to ‘extremist’ and ‘terrorist.’ Navalny was summoned to a prison commission — ‘the largest … that I have ever seen’ — that voted unanimously in favor of the change. The Kremlin critic joked on his Instagram account that the ‘news is good’ because being classed as an escape risk involves more ‘accounting.’ He said he was ‘terribly tired’ of having to confirm his presence via video recording every two hours. According to Navalny, 70 percent of those classed as ‘extremists’ in prison are Muslim. Others are nationalists or football fans, he added.” (10/11/21)