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Moscow Court orders restrictions on Navalny – the Global Anti-Corruption Fund

The Moscow Court has imposed restrictions on the anti-corruption fund of the Russian opponent in prison, Alexei Navalny: “The court has not listed the measures that will be banned, confirming that the case was considered behind closed doors.” According to RIA Novosti, the defense previously explained that this measure temporarily bans NGOs from interacting with the media, organizing public events, using banking services and participating in elections. A trial is underway by Navalny’s organizations accused of “extremism”: a charge that many believe is political.

Yesterday, the Moscow court ordered the suspension of the anti-corruption fund activity of the Russian opponent in Alexei Navalny prison and Navalny’s offices until the verdict is issued in the trial in which the fund is accused of “extremism”. Dugd, citing Ivan Zhdanov, director of the Anti-Corruption Fund. The online newspaper Medusa reported the same, quoting Ivan Pavlov, head of the jurists’ union “Komanda 29”.

Dealing with political opposition with “counterterrorism tools” is inconsistent with the rule of law. This was stated by Angela Merkel’s spokesman, Stephen Seibert, in response to a question about the work ban imposed in Russia on organizations loyal to Navalny. Seibert stressed that the German government “condemns” this Moscow behavior. On the possible consequences, Seibert replied that it is possible to hold consultations with European partners.

Alexey Navalny “needs adequate healthcare and must be treated by trusted doctors”. This was stated by Angela Merkel’s spokesman, Stephen Seibert, at a press conference in Berlin. Seibert stressed that the Russian dissident should be released: “He is in prison despite the fact that the European Court of Justice said that he should be released.” The German government calls on Moscow to implement what the court decided. Navalny was treated in Berlin after exposure to Novichok poisoning in Russia.

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