Kremlin opponent Navalny is suing prison camps

Alexey Navalny

The Kremlin critic was arrested at a Moscow airport on his return from Germany in January.

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Moscow The detained Kremlin opponent Alexej Navalny has filed a new lawsuit against the conditions of his detention in a Russian prison camp – the fourth one in the meantime. This emerges from documents of the competent court in the Vladimir region east of Moscow.

According to the state agency Tass on Wednesday, the hearing on the case is scheduled for December 9th. With the lawsuit, the opposition wanted to achieve that he would no longer be classified as a prisoner who tended to “commit crimes of a terrorist nature and extremist orientation,” quoted Tass.

In June, a Russian court ruled the anti-corruption fund and other organizations Navalnys extremist and banned them. Critics complained that supporters of the opposition should be politically eliminated.

The prospect of success of the new lawsuit is likely to be slim. The 45-year-old had previously been classified as “at risk of fleeing” – and had sued in vain.

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