Russia adds prisoned Kremlin critics, top allies to the “terrorists and extremists” registry

On Tuesday, the Kremlin added imprisoned Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny and some of his top allies to the official list of people considered “terrorists or radicals.”

Rosfinmonitoring, a national state financial monitoring service, “Terrorist” list On January 25, Navalny and some members of his team (including top aides Lubov Sobol and Georgy Albrov) were added to the registry.

“Alexei Navalny, Lyubov Sobol, Viacheslav Gimadi, Georgy Alburov and Ruslan Shavedinov were on the list of terrorists and radicals,” said Navalny’s team. telegram.. People added to the list are subject to banking restrictions and must seek approval each time they use their account.

Sobol, one of the faces of Navalny’s popular YouTube channel, told Moscow’s Echo of Moscow that Russian President Vladimir Putin has declared that he doesn’t want to be a terrorist.

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Opposition Lyubov Sobol left the court building on April 15, 2021 after being sentenced to a one-year suspended sentence in Moscow, Russia. (Dimitar DilkoffI / AFP via Getty Images)
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Leonid Volkov, Chief of Staff of Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny, spoke in an interview with AFP in Vilnius, Lithuania, on March 2, 2021. (PetrasMalukas / AFP via Getty Images)

Navalny’s Chief of Staff Leonid Volkov, who fled Russia to avoid arrest, also statement “We are proud to work for a great team of’radicals and terrorists’,” he said on Facebook.

“By devaluing the meaning of the word and turning it inside out, the Kremlin is digging deeper holes for himself. To avoid believing him to those who still believe in Putin, as much as possible. I’m doing that, “said Volkov.

Also on Tuesday, federal prison services will imprison prisoner Alexei Navalny, the brother of Kremlin critic Navalny, in place of the one-year suspended sentence given to him last year. I reported separately that I requested.

Oleg was one of several prominent opponents charged with violating the crime. CCP (Chinese Communist Party) virus The restrictions after he participated in a large unauthorized protest against the COVID-19 restrictions imposed by the government in January 2021 called on supporters to take them to the streets.

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Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny’s brother, Oleg Navalny, was hospitalized in August in Omsk, Russia, after his spokeswoman became ill after saying he was suspected of being addicted. Standing in front of Omsk Emergency Hospital No. 1 Hospital. 21st, 2020. (Dimitar Dilkoff / AFP via Getty Images)

Putin’s most determined political challenger, Navalny, was arrested in January 2021 after returning from Germany, where he spent five months recovering from the nerve agent addiction that accused Kremlin. .. He was sentenced to two and a half years in prison a month later for violating the suspended sentence resulting from the 2014 embezzlement conviction, which he accused of being politically motivated.

Putin, 68, has been in power for over 20 years as president or prime minister. Last year he pushed for a constitutional amendment that would allow him to run again in 2024, when his current six-year term ends. With this change, he may be in power until 2036.

Earlier this year, Putin signed a law prohibiting members of what is considered radical, including Navalny’s allies, from running. According to critics, the move was designed to counteract opposition to United Russia. The Kremlin denies that the crackdown is political.

Reuters contributed to this report.

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