President Vladimir Putin signs legislation that bars members of "extremist" organisations from running for office, a decision allies of jailed Kremlin critic Alexey Navalny say aims to sideline them from parliamentary election this year.
Amnesty International said it made a mistake and apologised"for the negative impacts this has had on Alexey Navalny personally" and the activists in Russia and around the world who tirelessly campaigned for his freedom.
Russian news reports have previously indicated that Alexey Navalny, who has been held in a maximum-security jail in Moscow, would likely be sent to a facility in western Russia.
Outspoken Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny most recently suffered from an “acute allergic reaction” in jail, triggering a wave of rumours and suspicion. This is how he drew Moscow’s ire and why he is in jail.
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