Navalny’s Anti-Corruption Foundation challenges ‘extremism’ designation in court
Lawyers for Alexey Navalny’s organizations have appealed the Moscow City Court’s decision to outlaw his Anti-Corruption Foundation (the FBK), Citizens’ Rights Protection Foundation, and national network of campaign offices as “extremist.”
“We filed a complaint against the Moscow City Court’s ruling in the case of the Anti-Corruption Foundation, Citizens’ Rights Protection Foundation, and Navalny’s Headquarters. Only after its consideration will it become clear whether these organizations will be considered extremist in Russia,” said the human rights group Team 29, whose lawyers are representing Navalny’s organizations in court.
According to lawyer Ivan Pavlov, who heads Team 29, the appeal is 57 pages long and lists all of the serious violations committed during the proceedings.
On June 9, the Moscow City Court sided with local prosecutors and designated Alexey Navalny’s Anti-Corruption Foundation (FBK), the Citizens’ Rights Protection Foundation, and national network of campaign offices as “extremist organizations.” This terminated his team’s activities effective immediately. The trial took place behind closed doors, allegedly due to the fact that some of the case materials were classified.