Moscow -Arrested Russian opposition leaderThis was his first appearance in court in months, which made his clothes look worse. After the most recent hunger strike, fierce criticism of President Vladimir Putin led to a videotape from a prison dozens of miles away in the capital to participate in a hearing in a Moscow courthouse.
Last week, the 44-year-old politician ended a three-week hunger strike. In the previous weeks, he requested independent medical treatment to deal with many complaints, and was eventually examined by a non-prison doctor.
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“I’m just a horrible bone,” Navalny, with his shaved head, appeared on the screen and told his wife Yulia in court to sit there on Thursday. He said his weight had dropped to around 159 pounds, and pointed out that he has not been that light since the seventh grade.
Navani said that he had asked the prison for some carrots and apples to help him recover from the hunger strike, but received no compensation.
Kremlin critics were sentenced to two and a half years in prison for violating previous probation clauses earlier this year. After returning to Moscow from Berlin, he was arrested in January, where he spent five months recovering from poisoning by the Soviet-era nerve agent Novichok.
His arrest triggered a series of large-scale demonstrations across the country earlier this year, and thousands of people took to the streets again last week to support opposition leaders.
Russian authorities deny, As well as the United States and its allies, the government-even Putin himself-are behind the poisoning attacks on the president’s main domestic opposition.
Navalny said in a speech to the court on Thursday: “Dear court, I want to say that your king is naked. Millions of people have already screamed about it because it is so obvious.”
The court rejected his appeal against the conviction for defamation.
Navalny’s organization is closed
At the same time, Leonid Volkov, a senior ally of politicians, announced on Thursday that it had disbanded Navalny’s nationality before the court declared the organization an “extremist” organization. Political anti-corruption network.
The ruling is expected to put all members and supporters of the organization at risk of up to six years in prison.
Earlier this week, another Russian court prohibited Navani’s Anti-Corruption Foundation (FBK) and its regional campaign office network from posting information online. Organizations are also prohibited from accessing their bank accounts.
Navani’s ally, Vladimir Ashurkov (Vladimir Ashurkov), a former director of the foundation and now living outside Russia, told CBS News earlier this week that he believes the Kremlin is taking such a citation. The notable step, “Because over the years, Navani and our organization have become the most important opponents of Vladimir Putin.”
Navalny’s team also revealed on Thursday that Russian authorities have apparently filed another criminal lawsuit against Navalny and his two main allies, this time for allegedly establishing a “violation of the personality and rights of citizens” Non-profit organizations.
According to legal documents quoted by the opposition leader accomplices, the case began in February. These charges carry a maximum sentence of four years in prison.