Russia: Regime court declares Navalny’s network “extremist” in ongoing crackdown

Source: Reuters

“A Moscow court Wednesday declared the political and anti-corruption networks of jailed opposition leader Alexei Navalny ‘extremist’ organizations, a move that will essentially crush the most formidable resistance to the Kremlin and force it underground. … Navalny’s team members could face six years in jail if they continue to work. Many have already fled the country. Donating to the organizations will be punishable by up to 10 years in jail. Retweeting previous videos by Navalny’s group, exposing the corruption of Russian politicians and bureaucrats, could also mean prison. … The evidence used in the case was itself a state secret.” (06/09/21)