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Moscow court considers ‘extremism’ label for Navalny group

By AFP
June 10, 2021

MOSCOW: A court in Moscow was considering Wednesday whether to brand jailed Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny’s prominent anti-corruption organisation extremist, a ruling that would ban its activities and could see staff jailed.

Prosecutors in April requested that Navalny’s network of regional offices and his Anti-Corruption Foundation (FBK) be hit with the label, saying the group was plotting an uprising with support from the West.