Another blow to Navalny

Another blow to Navalny
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Islam News – As the imprisoned Russian opposition leader Aleksei Navalny made his first public appearance since going on a hunger strike, his associates said government pressure had become crushing. They announced plans to disband Navalny’s network of 40 regional offices.

The move seems likely to push domestic resistance against President Vladimir Putin further underground. An aide to Navalny said the decision was inevitable as prosecutors seek to declare his movement an extremist organization.

In court: Navalny made a virtual appearance from prison at a hearing on a different matter. Looking gaunt after a 24-day hunger strike, he addressed the judge. “Your emperor with no clothes has stolen the banner of victory,” he said. “All your authorities are occupiers and traitors.”

Source: The New York Times

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