Russia: Police raid prominent opposition leader’s office

Russia Police raid prominent opposition leader's office

Russia police on Friday raided one of many workplaces of major opposition chief Alexei Navalny as critics accuse Putin authorities of accelerating efforts to stifle dissent. 

Alexander Golovach, a lawyer working for Navalny’s Anti-Corruption Fund (FBK), shared a video on social media of cops arriving at their places of work in southern Moscow.

Navalny mentioned he had been banned from leaving Moscow as a result of a brand new prison case registered towards him. 

He added the ban was imposed on him to forestall his campaigning throughout the nation forward of the regional polls in September. 

The 44-year-old mentioned he was being interrogated as a part of a brand new investigation for suspected slander over feedback he made on social media. 

The Investigative Committee, which probes vital circumstances, in June suspected Navalny of defaming a World War II veteran. 

Navalny’s places of work have been continuously raided by Russian enforcement companies and a number of other prison probes have been made towards him. 

Recently, Kremlin critics slammed the Russian authorities of ramping up its efforts to bury criticism after President Vladimir Putin received a mandate to amend the Constitution that can open the door for him to remain in power till 2036.

This week Moscow police detained about 150 individuals who take part within the metropolis center march towards the constitutional amendments.

(With AFP inputs)

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