Jailed Navalny Losing Sensation in Hands – Lawyer – The Moscow Times

The health of Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny is deteriorating as he keeps up his hunger strike in prison, his lawyers said Wednesday, with U.S. President Joe Biden’s administration saying it is “disturbed” by the reports. Last Wednesday President Vladimir Putin’s most prominent opponent, who is serving two and a half years on embezzlement charges, launched […]

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Jailed Russian opposition figure Navalny announces he will go on hunger strike, demands medication & doctor of his own choosing

Russian opposition figure Alexey Navalny has announced that he will begin a hunger strike to protest his prison conditions. He claims his health is deteriorating due to the refusal of proper medical care and “sleep deprivation.” The activist is serving time in jail after being found guilty earlier this year of breaking the conditions of […]

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Kremlin Critic Navalny Says Prison Like Being a ‘Stormtrooper’ – The Moscow Times

“At this moment, I imagine that I’m filming a Russian remake of Star Wars, where instead of imperial stormtroopers there are prisoners in pea jackets and hats with earflaps,” Navalny said.  “Defending the interests of the Emperor, space prisoners travel from planet to planet, suppressing the rebels. But wherever they are, at exactly 6:05 am […]

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New Western sanctions against Russian officials over jailing of opposition figure Navalny ‘outrageous’ & ineffective, says Kremlin

A package of new travel and financial restrictions unveiled by the US and the EU this week are toothless and will have little to no impact at all on Russian officials targeted by them, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov claimed. Speaking to journalists on Wednesday, Vladimir Putin’s press secretary insisted that the measures enacted against four […]

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Russian Women Form Human Chain Following Navalny Protest Crackdown – The Moscow Times

Hundreds of women formed a “chain of solidarity” in central Moscow Sunday to support jailed Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny’s wife Yulia and female victims of political repression. The Valentine’s Day demonstration follows weeks of harsh police crackdowns at pro-Navalny protests and was inspired by last summer’s protests in neighboring Belarus, where women formed human chains […]

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Russian Protesters Released From Custody Vow to Fight On – The Moscow Times

The time in prison has done little to quench Ruslan Krasnikov’s thirst for change at the helm of Russian government — and to fight for it through street protests.  “The protests will continue. People have suffered injustice,” he said Wednesday outside a detention center where he had just spent 10 days in Russia’s second-largest city […]

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As It Happened: Navalny Sentenced to 2 Years and 8 Months in Penal Colony – The Moscow Times

A Moscow court sentenced Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny to two years and eight months in a penal colony, defying tens of thousands of his supporters who had rallied in his support since his return to Russia and Western governments who had urged for his immediate release. Navalny, 44, was detained on Jan. 17 when he […]

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Pro-western liberal, anti-migrant nationalist, or political opportunist: Who exactly is Russian opposition figure Alexey Navalny?

After his alleged poisoning, accusations that the Kremlin was responsible, then his immediate arrest on returning home, Russian opposition figure Alexey Navalny is enjoying notoriety like never before. But who is he, exactly? Media portrayals of the Moscow street-protest leader have ranged from comparing him to a western-style liberal, to a far-right radical racist to […]

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Navalny Brother, Aides Under House Arrest Ahead of New Russia Protests – The Moscow Times

The brother and aides of jailed Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny were placed under house arrest on Friday ahead of new rallies, as Russian authorities warned that protesters could face charges of taking part in “mass unrest.” Moscow police also announced that on Sunday, when the fresh protests are planned, movement in the center of the […]

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EU Holds Off Navalny Sanctions, Envoy to Visit Moscow Next Month – The Moscow Times

Brussels foreign policy chief Josep Borrell said Monday he will press for the release of Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny during a visit to Moscow next month — but EU members steered clear of seeking fresh sanctions. “This will be a good opportunity to discuss with my Russian counterpart all relevant issues, to pass clear messages […]

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