World Apr 29

Top ally announces closing Navalny’s offices amid crackdown

The Moscow prosecutor's office has petitioned a court to declare both the regional offices and Navalny's anti-corruption organization as extremist groups. The designation would outlaw their activities, expose members and supporters to lengthy prison terms.

World Mar 13

Police detain participants in Russian opposition forum

Police in Moscow detained about 200 people participating in a forum of independent members of municipal councils on Saturday, an action that came amid a multi-pronged crackdown on dissent by Russian authorities.

World Feb 20

Russian opposition politician Alexei Navalny takes part in a rally to mark the 5th anniversary of opposition politician Boris Nemtsov's murder and to protest against proposed amendments to the country's constitution, in Moscow, Russia February 29, 2020. Photo by REUTERS/Shamil Zhumatov
Moscow court rejects opposition leader Navalny’s appeal

Navalny, 44, an anti-corruption crusader and President Vladimir Putin’s most vocal critic, was arrested on Jan. 17 upon returning from Germany, where he spent five months recovering from a nerve-agent poisoning that he blames on the Kremlin. Russian authorities have…