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Russia puts opposition supporters on trial for 'extremism'

DW, 09 Jun 2021
Supporters of jailed Russian opposition politician Alexai Navalny have gone on trial in Moscow. They're being accused of extremism. The court case is the toughest attempt yet to dismantle Navalny's nationwide network of support. Prosecutors accus his Anti-Corruption Foundation of trying to "destabilize Russia". If found guilty, members could face prison sentences, and be prevented from running in September's parliamentary elections.


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