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Fri Apr 30, 2021, 11:05 AM

Russian state watchdog adds Navalny network to terrorism database

Source: The Guardian

Russian state watchdog adds Navalny network to terrorism database

Move comes as Kremlin is expected to outlaw opposition leader’s nationwide political movement

Andrew Roth in Moscow
Fri 30 Apr 2021 14.02 BST

Russia’s state financial watchdog has added Alexei Navalny’s network of regional headquarters to a terrorism watchlist as the Kremlin appears poised to outlaw the opposition leader’s nationwide political movement.

“Navalny headquarters” appeared on Friday on a searchable database of terrorist and extremist groups published by the state watchdog Rosfinmonitoring, which allows the government to close its bank accounts.

Separately, a Russian court may soon pronounce that the political offices and his Anti-Corruption Foundation are extremist organisations, threatening his staff, supporters, and even crowdfunding donors with jail terms.

A top adviser, Leonid Volkov, earlier this week announced that he would be disbanding the regional headquarters in order to protect the staff and the supporters who worked there.

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Read more: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2021/apr/30/russian-state-watchdog-adds-navalny-network-to-terrorism-database

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Fri Apr 30, 2021, 11:14 AM

1. I'm shocked!

That it isn't on there already.

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