Prosecutors had asked the Moscow City Court to mark the Foundation for the Fight against Corruption of the Opposition Leader and the network of regional offices as “extremist” groups.
A Russian court has banned organizations founded by opposition leader Alexey Navalny, labeling them “extremists”.
The decision of the Moscow City Court on Wednesday, effective immediately, prevents people associated with the Naval Foundation for the Fight against Corruption and its vast network of regional offices throughout Russia from seeking a public office. .
The label also means that activists who have worked with the organization, anyone who has donated it, as well as those who have shared only the materials of the groups could be persecuted and receive long sentences.
More to follow.