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‘Extremist, terrorist’: Navalny on how prison in Russia has changed his status

  • Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny said on Instagram that he had been summoned before a commission at the prison in Vladimir region, east of Moscow, which voted unanimously in favour of the change of status.
The designation marks a further escalation of official pressure against President Vladimir Putin's most prominent domestic critic, currently serving two-and-a-half years in prison.
The designation marks a further escalation of official pressure against President Vladimir Putin's most prominent domestic critic, currently serving two-and-a-half years in prison.
Published on Oct 11, 2021 09:03 PM IST
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Reuters | | Posted by Sharangee Dutta, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Google blocks list of Russian candidates recommended by Alexei Navalny

The lists are part of Navalny's "Smart Voting" strategy, which calls for his supporters to vote out candidates aligned with President Vladimir Putin's ruling United Russia party in a three-day vote finishing at 8pm on Sunday.
In this file photo taken on February 20, 2021, Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny stands inside a glass cell during a court hearing at the Babushkinsky district court in Moscow. (AFP)
In this file photo taken on February 20, 2021, Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny stands inside a glass cell during a court hearing at the Babushkinsky district court in Moscow. (AFP)
Published on Sep 19, 2021 12:27 PM IST
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Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny says prison time akin to Chinese labour camps

  • Alexei Navalny described the experience of a modern political prisoner in Russia as mostly “psychological hours”, where one spends mind-numbing hours in front of a pre-programmed television.
Despite spending his days in Penal Colony number 2 since March, Alexei Navalny remained optimistic about the future (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko, File)
Despite spending his days in Penal Colony number 2 since March, Alexei Navalny remained optimistic about the future (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko, File)
Updated on Aug 26, 2021 08:36 AM IST
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Byhindustantimes.com | Written by Ayshee Bhaduri | Edited by Sohini Goswami, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Alexei Navalny deserved prison sentence, says Putin

Navalny, Putin's most ardent political foe, was arrested in January upon returning from Germany, where he spent five months recovering from a nerve agent poisoning that he blames on the Kremlin — an accusation that Russian officials reject.
A protester wearing a mask of Russian President Vladimir Putin looks at a poster of Alexei Navalny ahead of a meeting between US President Joe Biden and Russian President Vladimir Putin in Geneva, Switzerland, June 15, 2021. (REUTERS)
A protester wearing a mask of Russian President Vladimir Putin looks at a poster of Alexei Navalny ahead of a meeting between US President Joe Biden and Russian President Vladimir Putin in Geneva, Switzerland, June 15, 2021. (REUTERS)
Published on Jun 16, 2021 10:04 PM IST
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AP | , Geneva

Russia imposes sanctions on 9 Canadian officials in retaliatory move

The Russian Foreign Ministry said that the Canadian officials indefinitely barred from entering Russia include David Lametti, Canada's justice minister and attorney general, Brenda Lucki, the Canadian police commissioner and Anne Kelly, the commissioner of the country's Correctional Service.
The Russian travel ban on Canadian officials follows similar sanctions previously imposed by Moscow against US and European officials in response to their restrictions against Russian officials.(AFP | Representational image)
The Russian travel ban on Canadian officials follows similar sanctions previously imposed by Moscow against US and European officials in response to their restrictions against Russian officials.(AFP | Representational image)
Published on Jun 08, 2021 01:44 AM IST
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AP | , Moscow

Russia jails former mayor Roizman over tweets in support of Navalny

The sentence follows a wave of court rulings that have sidelined or sent into exile allies of Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny, who was jailed by authorities in February for more than two years on old embezzlement charges he says are politically motivated.
Roizman said on Twitter that he was accused of organising protests on January 31 and April 21 through posts on his Twitter account that has close to 500,000 followers.(Reuters file photo)
Roizman said on Twitter that he was accused of organising protests on January 31 and April 21 through posts on his Twitter account that has close to 500,000 followers.(Reuters file photo)
Published on May 12, 2021 09:02 PM IST
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Siberian doctor who treated Kremlin critic Navalny goes missing, police say

  • Physician Alexander Murakhovsky had left a hunting base in a forest on an all-terrain vehicle on Friday and had not been seen since.
Alexander Murakhovsky was the head doctor at the hospital in the Siberian city of Omsk that treated Navalny REUTERS/Alexey Malgavko/File Photo(REUTERS)
Alexander Murakhovsky was the head doctor at the hospital in the Siberian city of Omsk that treated Navalny REUTERS/Alexey Malgavko/File Photo(REUTERS)
Published on May 09, 2021 10:11 PM IST
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Reuters | , Moscow

Alexei Navalny's political network disbands ahead of 'extremism' ruling

The announcement came as Navalny made his first video appearance in court since ending a hunger strike last week, appearing gaunt in a prison uniform and with a buzz haircut.
Navalny was arrested in January after returning to Russia from Germany, where he had spent months recovering from a poisoning attack that he says was orchestrated by President Putin.(Reuters file photo)
Navalny was arrested in January after returning to Russia from Germany, where he had spent months recovering from a poisoning attack that he says was orchestrated by President Putin.(Reuters file photo)
Published on Apr 29, 2021 04:33 PM IST
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AFP | | Posted by Harshit Sabarwal

Russian prosecutor freezes activity of Navalny's regional groups

A court met for a preliminary hearing in Moscow on Monday to consider a prosecutor's request to label Navalny's groups as extremist.
At the hearing, prosecutors asked the court to prohibit Navalny's groups from publishing anything online, organising protests and taking part in elections.(AP representative image)
At the hearing, prosecutors asked the court to prohibit Navalny's groups from publishing anything online, organising protests and taking part in elections.(AP representative image)
Published on Apr 26, 2021 02:39 PM IST
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Reuters | , Moscow

Russian's Navalny to end prison hunger strike on 24th day

Officials insisted Navalny was getting all the medical help he needs, but Navalny said he received effectively no treatment.
Navalny said he would start “coming out of the hunger strike” on Friday and the process of ending it will take 24 days.(AP)
Navalny said he would start “coming out of the hunger strike” on Friday and the process of ending it will take 24 days.(AP)
Published on Apr 23, 2021 06:52 PM IST
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PTI | , Moscow

Navalny's personal doctor denied access to hospital where he is being treated

A team of physicians including Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny's personal doctor Anastasia Vasilyeva has made multiple attempts to see him but been rejected each time.
Navalny, 44, launched a hunger strike on March 31 and his medical team over the weekend warned that his health was failing so rapidly he could die at
Navalny, 44, launched a hunger strike on March 31 and his medical team over the weekend warned that his health was failing so rapidly he could die at "any minute".(AFP file photo)
Published on Apr 20, 2021 02:40 PM IST
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AFP | | Posted by Harshit Sabarwal

Navalny moved to prison hospital, condition serious

Navalny, 44, has been on hunger strike for nearly three weeks to demand outside medical care for acute back and leg pains.
Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny stands in a cage in the Babuskinsky District Court in Moscow, Russia.(AP file photo)
Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny stands in a cage in the Babuskinsky District Court in Moscow, Russia.(AP file photo)
Published on Apr 20, 2021 07:20 AM IST
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ByHT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Russia hits back as US warns of response if opposition leader Navalny dies

The US and Europe are pressing Putin to ensure proper medical care for Navalny, who began a hunger strike in prison March 31 to demand access to his personal doctors for acute back and leg pains.
Alexey Navalny has been imprisoned since March 11 at the notorious IK-2 prison camp about 100 kilometers (60 miles) from Moscow. (Reuters)
Alexey Navalny has been imprisoned since March 11 at the notorious IK-2 prison camp about 100 kilometers (60 miles) from Moscow. (Reuters)
Published on Apr 19, 2021 03:03 PM IST
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Bloomberg | | Posted by Srivatsan K C

Daughter of jailed Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny says he needs a doctor

A medical trade union said on Saturday Navalny was in critical condition, citing medical tests that it said showed that Navalny's kidneys could soon fail, which could lead to cardiac arrest.
Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny stands in a cage in the Babuskinsky District Court in Moscow, Russia.(AP)
Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny stands in a cage in the Babuskinsky District Court in Moscow, Russia.(AP)
Published on Apr 18, 2021 02:49 PM IST
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Reuters | , Moscow

Biden says situation with Russia's Navalny 'totally unfair'

Biden was asked to comment on Navalny's detention conditions on Saturday. In response, the US president told reporters that it is "totally unfair" and "totally inappropriate."
US President Joe Biden(REUTERS)
US President Joe Biden(REUTERS)
Updated on Apr 18, 2021 04:52 AM IST
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ANI | , Washington

Navalny could 'die any minute': Doctors as Kremlin critic's health worsens

On March 31, President Vladimir Putin's most prominent opponent went on hunger strike to demand proper medical treatment for back pain and numbness in his legs and hands.
Navalny's personal doctor Anastasia Vasilyeva and three more doctors including cardiologist Yaroslav Ashikhmin have asked prison officials to grant them immediate access.(Reuters file photo)
Navalny's personal doctor Anastasia Vasilyeva and three more doctors including cardiologist Yaroslav Ashikhmin have asked prison officials to grant them immediate access.(Reuters file photo)
Published on Apr 17, 2021 09:40 PM IST
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AFP | | Posted by Harshit Sabarwal

Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny's supporters denied prison visit and detained

Navalny has been on hunger strike for nearly a week to protest what he says is the failure of authorities to provide proper medical treatment for his back and leg pains.
Russian police officers detain Anastasiya Vasilyeva, a doctor and ally of Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny, near the IK-2 corrective penal colony, where Navalny serves his jail term, in the town of Pokrov, Russia. (Reuters)
Russian police officers detain Anastasiya Vasilyeva, a doctor and ally of Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny, near the IK-2 corrective penal colony, where Navalny serves his jail term, in the town of Pokrov, Russia. (Reuters)
Updated on Apr 07, 2021 12:16 AM IST
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AP | | Posted by Harshit Sabarwal, Moscow

Jailed Kremlin critic Navalny lost 8kg due to sleep deprivation, say allies

  • Navalny, one of President Vladimir Putin's most prominent critics, went on hunger strike on Wednesday to try to force the prison holding him to give him proper medical care for what he said was acute pain in his back and legs.
A still image taken from video footage shows Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny inside a defendant dock during the announcement of a court verdict in Moscow, Russia.(Reuters/ File )
A still image taken from video footage shows Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny inside a defendant dock during the announcement of a court verdict in Moscow, Russia.(Reuters/ File )
Published on Apr 02, 2021 07:02 AM IST
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Russia prison service defends treatment of hunger-striking Navalny

  • Alexei Navalny, one of President Vladimir Putin's most prominent critics, went on hunger strike on Wednesday to try to force the prison holding him to give him proper medical care for what he said was acute pain in his back and legs.
Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny, who is accused of slandering a Russian World War Two veteran, stands inside a defendant dock during a court hearing in Moscow, Russia. (Reuters)
Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny, who is accused of slandering a Russian World War Two veteran, stands inside a defendant dock during a court hearing in Moscow, Russia. (Reuters)
Published on Apr 01, 2021 03:16 PM IST
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Jailed Kremlin critic Navalny launches hunger strike in bid for medical care

The fate of Navalny, one of President Vladimir Putin's most prominent critics, is in focus after he said last week that being woken up by a guard every hour during the night amounted to torture.
Prison authorities, after examining Navalny last week, declared his condition to be stable and satisfactory.(Reuters)
Prison authorities, after examining Navalny last week, declared his condition to be stable and satisfactory.(Reuters)
Published on Apr 01, 2021 12:06 PM IST
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Reuters | , Moscow

Kremlin critic Navalny, currently in jail, asks for painkiller injections

Alexei Navalny was jailed last month for two and a half years on charges he called politically motivated. He was arrested as he returned to Russia from Germany in January, where he had been recovering from what doctors said was a nerve agent poisoning.
FILE PHOTO: FILE PHOTO: Russian opposition politician Alexei Navalny takes part in a rally in Moscow, Russia, February 29, 2020. REUTERS/Shamil Zhumatov/File Photo(REUTERS)
FILE PHOTO: FILE PHOTO: Russian opposition politician Alexei Navalny takes part in a rally in Moscow, Russia, February 29, 2020. REUTERS/Shamil Zhumatov/File Photo(REUTERS)
Published on Mar 28, 2021 05:04 PM IST
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Reuters | | Posted by Harshit Sabarwal, Moscow

Russia opposition leader Alexei Navalny's health worsens in prison

Navalny blamed his health problems on prison officials failing to provide the right medicines and refusing to allow his doctor to visit him behind bars.
Russian opposition politician Alexei Navalny attends a hearing to consider an appeal against an earlier court decision to change his suspended sentence to a real prison term, in Moscow, Russia February 20, 2021. (Reuters)
Russian opposition politician Alexei Navalny attends a hearing to consider an appeal against an earlier court decision to change his suspended sentence to a real prison term, in Moscow, Russia February 20, 2021. (Reuters)
Published on Mar 25, 2021 11:51 PM IST
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AP | , Moscow

Jailed Putin opponent Navalny says his health is worsening

Jailed Russian opposition leader Alexey Navalny said he is suffering severe back pain despite prison officials’ assurances that he’s in a satisfactory condition.
The penal colony holding 44-year-old Navalny is known for its particularly harsh regime.(Reuters)
The penal colony holding 44-year-old Navalny is known for its particularly harsh regime.(Reuters)
Updated on Mar 25, 2021 10:40 PM IST
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Kremlin critic Navalny's allies raise alarm over his health

Navalny's allies have held protests calling for his release and on Tuesday announced plans to stage what they hope will be the biggest anti-Kremlin street protest in modern Russian history this spring.
Navalny began experiencing serious back pain last week, felt a numbness in his leg and was unable to stand on it.(Reuters File Photo )
Navalny began experiencing serious back pain last week, felt a numbness in his leg and was unable to stand on it.(Reuters File Photo )
Published on Mar 24, 2021 10:59 PM IST
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Reuters | , Moscow

Court uphold decision not to investigate Navalny's poisoning: Lawyer

Navalny, 44, fell ill on a flight in Siberia in August and was airlifted to Germany, where doctors concluded he had been poisoned with a nerve agent. The Kremlin has denied any role in his illness and said it has seen no proof he was poisoned.
After recovering in Germany and returning to Russia, Navalny, President Vladimir Putin's most prominent critic, was jailed last month for around two and a half years over parole violations he called trumped up.(Reuters File Photo )
After recovering in Germany and returning to Russia, Navalny, President Vladimir Putin's most prominent critic, was jailed last month for around two and a half years over parole violations he called trumped up.(Reuters File Photo )
Updated on Mar 22, 2021 05:08 PM IST
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US calls on Russia to release those detained in Moscow amid pro-Navalny protests

Taking to Twitter, the US Secretary of State Antony Blinken call for an end to the "persecution of independent voices."
About 200 opposition activists were detained in Moscow on Saturday, according to a statement from Russia's Ministry of Internal Affairs. The detentions are the latest in a series of crackdowns sustained by members of the opposition following Kremlin critic Alexey Navalny's arrest and imprisonment.(REUTERS)
About 200 opposition activists were detained in Moscow on Saturday, according to a statement from Russia's Ministry of Internal Affairs. The detentions are the latest in a series of crackdowns sustained by members of the opposition following Kremlin critic Alexey Navalny's arrest and imprisonment.(REUTERS)
Published on Mar 14, 2021 09:24 AM IST
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ANI | , Washington

EU says Russian disinformation campaign set Germany as its main target

EUvsDisinfo said the Kremlin was trying to portray Germany as a country driven by "irrational Russophobia" to draw attention away from Russia's violations of human rights and international law.
A general view shows the State Historical Museum and the Kremlin wall as the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) continues in Moscow, Russia(REUTERS)
A general view shows the State Historical Museum and the Kremlin wall as the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) continues in Moscow, Russia(REUTERS)
Published on Mar 09, 2021 05:50 PM IST
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Reuters | , Brussels

Moscow accuses US of 'anti-Russian lunge' after imposition of new sanctions

The United States on Tuesday, in President Joe Biden's most direct challenge yet to the Kremlin, imposed sanctions to punish Russia for what it described as Moscow's attempt to poison opposition politician Alexei Navalny with a nerve agent last year.
Russian President Vladimir Putin(AP)
Russian President Vladimir Putin(AP)
Published on Mar 03, 2021 12:33 PM IST
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Reuters | , Moscow

US announces sanctions on Russian officials, businesses for Navalny's poisoning

  • The sanctions are the first ordered by President Joe Biden against Russia and will help set the tone for his relations with Putin.
US President Joe Biden called the jailing of Navalny “politically motivated.”(Bloomberg)
US President Joe Biden called the jailing of Navalny “politically motivated.”(Bloomberg)
Published on Mar 02, 2021 07:42 PM IST
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Bloomberg | | Posted by Kunal Gaurav

US poised to sanction Russia over its treatment of Kremlin critic Navalny

The measures, if carried out, would be the first ordered by President Joe Biden against Russia and would set the tone for relations with his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin.
Opposition leader Alexei Navalny stands in a cage in the Babuskinsky District Court in Moscow, Russia.(AP)
Opposition leader Alexei Navalny stands in a cage in the Babuskinsky District Court in Moscow, Russia.(AP)
Published on Mar 02, 2021 03:36 PM IST
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