Russia, due collaboratori di Navalny nella lista degli ‘estremisti’ – Europa

Vladimir Putin’s Russia has further tightened the crackdown on dissent. Recently, Russian authorities have targeted dissidents, independent newspapers, and activists. A year ago, Putin’s first opponent, Alexei Navalny, was arrested as soon as he returned to Russia from Berlin, where he was treated for poisoning suspected by the Kremlin 007. Today – according to various Russian and international media – Leonid Volkov and Ivan Zhdanov are listed, two of the closest collaborators with Navalny, on the list of people accused by the Russian authorities of involvement in “extremist or terrorist” activities. which appear as other. Action to stifle dissent.
“It is simply necessary to understand that these are the fascist methods of the Russian state: stigmatization and identification of ‘terrorists’ and ‘foreign agents’,” Zhdanov said in an interview with Current Time.
“There is nothing funny about this. However, we will by no means stop continuing our work.”
Leonid Volkov, 41, was the head of Navalny’s regional offices and is now in prison on charges that are clearly seen as political in nature. Ivan Zhdanov, 33, heads the Navalny Anti-Corruption Foundation, which through its hugely popular video investigation has created more than just a headache for Putin and his allies. The network of Navalny’s regional office and the Anti-Corruption Foundation has already been declared “extremist” in Russia in a move that many observers no doubt believe is politically motivated. Perhaps it is no coincidence that the term “extremist” is now used by the authorities to describe two prominent dissidents such as Volkov and Zhdanov. But according to Medusa electronic media, those blacklisted for “terrorism” have an asterisk next to their name, which is missing in the two opponents’ case.
According to the Moscow Times, the inclusion in this blacklist, prepared by the Federal Financial Control Service, effectively leads to the exclusion of the Russian banking system because financial institutions are prohibited from providing services to the people and organizations on the list. “We are pioneers in this kind of nonsense,” Zhdanov wrote on Twitter, noting that this type of measure could spread further in the country. Recently, many of Navalny’s allies have had problems with Russian justice and some of them have moved abroad.

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