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Russia’s General Prosecutor’s Office has asked for 20 years in prison for dissident Alexei Navalny for “radicalising society”.


The Russian Prosecutor General’s Office requested this Thursday He was sentenced to 20 years in prison About opposition leader Alexei Navalny – imprisoned since the beginning of 2021 – for various crimes, including creating an “extremist community”.

The Public Prosecution also demanded a ten-year prison sentence for the artistic director of the Navalni project on YouTube, Daniel GolodnyThe opponent’s lawyer, Vadim Kobzev, also reported to the Russian news agency Interfax.

The case refers to the Anti-Corruption Foundation, an organization founded by Navalny, at the request of the prosecutor’s office, It was declared extremist in 2021 And its activity was banned throughout the territory of the Russian Federation. announce discount innocent.

Navalny is accused of violating several articles of the Russian Penal Code for creating this community, Financing and promoting extremist activities, including on the InternetRehabilitation of Nazism and incitement to the participation of minors in dangerous acts.

Discount He was imprisoned in January 2021 In the IK-6 penal colony in the Vladimir region when he returned to Moscow from Berlin, where he was recovering from Novichok nerve agent poisoning.

Both Navalny’s government and Western governments blamed the poisoning on Russian President Vladimir Putin’s security service. The Kremlin, for its part, He has at all times denied any kind of responsibility with the event.

And the Russian justice opened a new case against him in June in favor of Radicalization and “Nazification Rehabilitation”. Navalny and his team denounced that the government is seeking to investigate his disappearance while attracting “less and less attention” from the population and the media.

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