Russia hits Putin critic Alexei Navalny with new charge that could add to jail term

//Russia hits Putin critic Alexei Navalny with new charge that could add to jail term

Russia hits Putin critic Alexei Navalny with new charge that could add to jail term

Russian authorities announced a new criminal charge against Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny on Wednesday, the latest move in a crackdown ahead of September’s parliamentary election that could add as much as three years to his prison term.Navalny, President Vladimir Putin’s fiercest domestic critic, is serving a 2½-year sentence for parole violations he calls trumped up. He was arrested after flying back from Germany where he had recovered from a nerve agent poisoning.The Investigative Committee,…

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