Navalny says he faces new charges of ‘promoting terrorism’

Navalny says he faces new charges of ‘promoting terrorism’

(Reuters) – Russian opponent Alexei Navalny, jailed in Russia, announced on Thursday that he was the subject of a new charge of promoting terrorism and extremism.

Alexei Navalny, one of President Vladimir Putin’s most vocal critics, is already serving jail terms totaling 11.5 years for fraud, contempt of court and probation violations, which he dismisses as fabricated allegations of anything to silence him .

“I’m a genius of the underworld,” said Navalny, who was able to post on Twitter thanks to his lawyers and allies.

“They all thought I had been in prison for two years, but it turns out I was actively committing crimes. Luckily, the commission of inquiry was vigilant and didn’t miss anything.”

There was no immediate official confirmation of this new case.

(Reuters report, French version Lina Golovnya, editing by Kate Entringer)

Reference: www.challenges.fr

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