Two more aides of the imprisoned Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny are in exile. The news comes as Navalny files his fourth complaint against conditions in the Vladimir region prison camp east of Moscow where he was sent.
Dmitry Muratov, the chief editor of Russia's leading independent newspaper Novaya Gazeta who has won the Nobel Peace Prize, says he would have given the award to jailed Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny.
The fresh probe comes after Navalny's allies were already banned as "extremist" earlier this year ahead of Russia's elections.
It has been a year since the poisoning of Russian opposition leader and Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny. After his recuperation in Germany, Navalny voluntarily returned to Russia and was arrested. But pressure on Kremlin critics continues to mount.
Imprisoned Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny has been hit with a new charge. The jailed critic must now answer to starting an organization that allegedly incites breaking laws.
Oleg Navalny was accused of calling for mass protests in solidarity with his brother, jailed Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny. Russia has clamped down on demonstrations during the coronavirus pandemic.
The court decided to outlaw organizations founded by jailed Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny. In preparation for the ruling, his associates have broken up their organizations.
The head of Russia's prison service said Navalny has "more or less" recovered after ending a 24-day protest last month. Separately, one of his closest allies has said that his health is now generally satisfactory.
Russia's government is using an extremism trial to put an end to the movement surrounding the opposition figure Alexei Navalny.
A team of medics including Alexei Navalny's personal doctor, Anastasia Vasilyeva, are denied access to a penal colony hospital where the Russian opposition figure is being treated. Navalny, 44, launched a hunger strike on March 31 and his medical team has warned that his health is failing rapidly.
The NGO's chief "knows that Navalny is facing prison conditions that amount to torture, including through sleep deprivation." She said Amnesty's recent removal of his "prisoner of conscience" status would be reviewed.
Supporters of opposition leader Alexei Navalny have called for half a million Russians to take to the streets. Observers say that's a tall order.