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Navalny ally on trial for extremism in Russia detained

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Navalny ally on trial for extremism in Russia detained

Published November 13,2023


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Russia has jailed an ally of Russian opposition chief Alexei Navalny whereas she is being tried for alleged “extremism”, her associates stated Monday.

Ksenia Fadeyeva, who led Navalny’s now-banned Anti-Corruption Foundation group within the Siberian metropolis of Tomsk, faces as much as 12 years in jail if convicted.

Fadeyeva had been below home arrest. She was added to Russia’s listing of “terrorists” in January 2022 and went on trial in August.

Moscow has used legal guidelines on “terrorist” and “extremist” our bodies handy out years-long jail sentences to critics, together with Navalny and his high allies.

“Ksenia Fadeyeva was sent to jail,” Navalny’s group wrote on social media.

A choose within the case sided with the prosecution which argued home arrest was too lenient, Andrei Fateyev, a colleague of Fadeyeva stated Monday.

Fadeyeva was elected an opposition member of the Tomsk metropolis parliament in 2020 — weeks after Navalny was poisoned with what medical doctors stated was the Novichok nerve agent whereas on a marketing campaign journey to the town.

Navalny himself is at the moment serving 19 years in jail, additionally on “extremism” expenses.

Russia outlawed Navalny’s organisation in 2021 and has escalated a ruthless authorized crackdown on these of his associates who refused to flee the nation.

That marketing campaign has intensified after Moscow launched its assault on Ukraine final February.

The Memorial human rights group — which Russia has additionally liquidated — stated Monday Fadeyeva was a political prisoner.

Navalny’s group stated Fadeyeva had led investigations into corruption within the area, shone a lightweight on societal issues and “engaged in legal political activities.”

“Ksenia should be free,” it stated in a publish on social media.

Source: www.anews.com.tr

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