Russian prosecutor freezes activity of Navalny’s regional groups

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A court met for a preliminary hearing in Moscow on Monday to consider a prosecutor’s request to label Navalny’s groups as extremist.

Reuters | , Moscow

PUBLISHED ON APR 26, 2021 02:39 PM IST

State prosecutors in Moscow formally suspended the activity of jailed Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny’s regional campaign groups on Monday pending a court ruling on whether to label them extremist, a lawyer for Navalny’s group said.

A court met for a preliminary hearing in Moscow on Monday to consider a prosecutor’s request to label Navalny’s groups as extremist.

At the hearing, prosecutors asked the court to prohibit Navalny’s groups from publishing anything online, organising protests and taking part in elections, Leonid Volkov, a Navalny ally said.

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