Navalny reports on Instagram that he has been subpoenaed before a committee that unanimously voted for the change of status. The change of status marks a further escalation of pressure against President Vladimir Putin’s most prominent critic. Navalny was sentenced to two and a half years in prison earlier this year.
Navalny himself puts the status change into perspective by saying that he likes the fact that he is no longer described as ‘a flight risk’ because of the adjustment. As a result, he will be less frequently checked by guards at night. “It’s just now that there’s a sign above my bed that says I’m a terrorist,” Navalny said dryly on Instagram.