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Navalny’s Anti-Corruption Foundation releases case materials from ‘extremism’ trial

Source: Meduza

Alexey Navalny’s Anti-Corruption Foundation (the FBK), which was outlawed by a court decision on June 9, have made the materials from the court case on its designation as an “extremist organization” publicly available.

The trial took place behind closed doors, allegedly because some of the case materials were classified. 

In total, the case file includes more than 20 volumes and more than 5,000 pages, a significant portion of which contain screenshots and descriptions of web pages. The FBK maintains that these materials clearly indicate an absence of real evidence in the case.

“Like everything else that the Putin government does, this case also turned out to be empty. We were declared extremist just like that. Instead of evidence and documents there’s zilch.”

In addition to the case materials, the FBK also posted the text of the Moscow City Court’s ruling.

On June 9, the Moscow City Court sided with local prosecutors and designated Alexey Navalny’s political infrastructure as illegal “extremist” organizations, terminating his team’s activities effective immediately. The ruling applied specifically to the Anti-Corruption Foundation, the Citizens’ Rights Protection Foundation (both of which Russia’s Justice Ministry has already designated as “foreign agents”), and Navalny’s nationwide network of campaign offices.