Alexei Navalny

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Navalny May Be in a 'Situation of a Slow Death'

So says Amnesty International

(Newser) - Amnesty International is weighing in on Alexei Navalny's prison conditions, and it isn't pulling punches. "We have to do more," said Amnesty International Secretary General Agnes Callamard on Wednesday. "[They] have already attempted to kill him, they are now detaining him, and imposing prison conditions,...

As Pain Spreads, Navalny Goes on Hunger Strike

'I'm lying here, hungry, but still with two legs'

(Newser) - Alexei Navalny says he is going on a hunger strike until he receives proper treatment for back and leg pain. The outspoken Kremlin critic, who is being held in a harsh penal colony east of Moscow, says pain has spread from his back to his right leg and his left...

After Weeks of Foreshadowing, a Move by Biden on Russia

Officials, businesses there hit with sanctions over Navalny poisoning, imprisonment

(Newser) - The Biden administration announced sanctions of Russian officials and businesses Tuesday related to the poisoning and jailing of opposition leader Alexei Navalny , whose detention drew tens of thousands of protesters out into the streets of Russian cities this winter. Senior administration officials announced the sanctions but didn't immediately identify...

Navalny to Serve Time in a Rough Penal Colony

European Union imposes sanctions on Russian officials

(Newser) - After emerging from a coma and recovering from a poisoning, Alexei Navalny has another difficult stretch ahead of him. News reports in Russia said Monday that the opposition figure is being sent to a prison infamous for its treatment of inmates. Navalny will avoid Siberia or the Arctic, sites of...

Allies Have No Idea Where Alexei Navalny Is
Alexei Navalny Is Missing

Alexei Navalny Is Missing

He's been moved from Moscow prison, may be in a camp

(Newser) - The jailed Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny has been moved from a Moscow prison to an undisclosed location, according to aides, who think he may have been sent to a prison camp. Navalny lawyer Vadim Kobzev arrived at the Moscow prison to meet with his client but was told he...

NHL Star on Leave After Russian 'Intimidation'

Team believes tabloid story is payback for Artemi Panarin's support of Navalny

(Newser) - The upheaval over the jailing of Russian opposition activist Alexei Navalny has reached the National Hockey League, where New York Rangers star Artemi Panaran is on leave after what the team calls "intimidation." Panaran—an outspoken Vladimir Putin critic who voiced support for Navalny last month—is one...

Alexei Navalny Hears His Fate on Appeal

Moscow judge rules the Russian dissident will remain in detention

(Newser) - An appeal by Alexei Navalny hasn't gone the way he'd hoped. The Russian opposition leader was sentenced earlier this month to two years and eight months in prison for breaking parole terms while recuperating in Germany from a Novichok poisoning he says was carried out by the Russian...

Russia Confronts Flashlight Protests
Irks Russia

Navalny's Flashlight Protest Irks Russia

Opposition leader called a different kind of demonstration for this weekend

(Newser) - When the team of imprisoned opposition leader Alexei Navalny urged people to come out to their residential courtyards and shine their cellphone flashlights in a display of unity, many Russians responded with jokes and skepticism. After two weekends of nationwide demonstrations, the new protest format looked to some like a...

Navalny Shares Message in Note From Jail

He tells Russians to free country from a 'bunch of thieves'

(Newser) - In a note from jail, opposition leader Alexei Navalny urged Russians Thursday to overcome their fear and "free" the country from a "bunch of thieves," while the Kremlin cast the arrests of thousands of protesters as a due response to the unsanctioned rallies. Navalny, who was sentenced...

Navalny Sentenced, Gives Putin New Nickname

Russian opposition leader denounces 'Putin the Poisoner' in court

(Newser) - Alexei Navalny, Russian opposition leader and Vladamir Putin irritant , was hit with a new prison sentence Tuesday. His supporters immediately called for street protests Tuesday night, and Navalny condemned the ruling in court even before he was sentenced. "They're imprisoning one person to frighten millions," Navalny said....

Jared Kushner Gets Nominated for Huge Prize

Alan Dershowitz nominates former president's son-in-law for Mideast 'Abraham Accords'

(Newser) - The Trump family will have a rooting interest in the 2021 Nobel Peace Prize. Jared Kushner has been nominated for the honor for his work in normalizing relations between Israel and four Arab nations, reports Reuters . The nomination of former President Trump's son-in-law came from attorney Alan Dershowitz, who...

Russians Protest Despite Warnings

Russia Arrests 3,000 Protesters

Demonstrators ignore warnings to call for Navalny's release and Putin's resignation

(Newser) - Chanting slogans against President Vladimir Putin, tens of thousands took to the streets Sunday across Russia's vast expanse to demand the release of jailed opposition leader Alexei Navalny, keeping up the nationwide protests that have rattled the Kremlin. More than 3,300 people were detained by police, according to...

Russia Warns Against Attending Navalny Protests

A demonstration is planned for Lubyanka Square in Moscow

(Newser) - Russian police have issued a strong warning against participating in protests planned for Sunday to call for the release of jailed opposition leader Alexei Navalny, the Kremlin's most prominent foe. The warning comes amid detentions of Navalny associates and opposition journalists and a police plan to restrict movement in...

Biden, Putin Have 'Frank' Conversation

White House says Biden brought up Navalny, hacking campaign, soldier bounties

(Newser) - President Biden has spoken to Vladimir Putin on other occasions—but a phone call Tuesday was their first talk president to president. The White House says Biden raised concerns with the Russian leader about issues including the poisoning and arrest of Alexei Navalny , the massive SolarWinds hacking campaign, Russia's...

Vladimir Putin: No, That's Not My Palace

Russian leader denies owning opulent spread as Navalny investigation goes viral

(Newser) - Vladimir Putin is making a point to deny a new accusation from his chief critic, which in itself is seen as surprising. Both the Washington Post and Reuters note that it's rare for Putin to issue a public rebuttal, but this latest slam from Alexei Navalny might be receiving...

Russia Makes Mass Arrests in Series of Navalny Protests

Opposition figure's wife is taken into custody

(Newser) - Protests erupted in dozens of cities across Russia on Saturday to demand the release of opposition leader Alexei Navalny, the Kremlin's most prominent foe. Police arrested more than 2,100 people, some of whom took to the streets in temperatures as low as minus-58 Fahrenheit, the AP reports. In...

Jailed Dissident Exposes $1B 'Putin Palace'

Black Sea complex reportedly features a pole-dancing stage

(Newser) - A jailed Alexei Navalny is still a thorn in Vladimir Putin's side. Less than 24 hours after the Russian opposition activist flew home and was immediately arrested Sunday, his team published a trove of documents about a secret palace the Russian president has built for himself near the Black...

Navalny Learns His New Fate: 30 Days in Custody

Dissident was arrested immediately upon his return

(Newser) - A Russian judge on Monday ordered Alexei Navalny to be remanded in custody for 30 days, per the AP . The ruling concluded an hourslong court hearing set up at a police precinct where the politician was held since his arrest at a Moscow airport Sunday . Navalny flew to Russia from...

Navalny Detained as He Arrives Back in Russia

Kremlin critic had been recovering in Germany from poisoning

(Newser) - Alexei Navalny, a leading Kremlin political opponent, was taken into custody Sunday just after returning to Russia from Germany, where he was recovering from a poisoning . Navalny had just told journalists in Moscow's Sheremetyevo airport: "This is the best day in the past five months. Everyone is asking...

Navalny Going Back to Dangerous Territory

Opposition leader could face jail with Sunday arrival in Russia

(Newser) - Now almost fully recovered from Novichok poisoning, Alexei Navalny is ready to head home. The Russian opposition leader and anti-corruption activist said Wednesday that he had purchased a plane ticket that would see him return to his home country from Germany, where he's been recovering since August, on Sunday....

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