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Russian Justice Ministry Brands Navalny’s Anti-Corruption Foundation a ‘Foreign Agent’

Alexei Navalny, Russia's most prominent opposition figure, who has been detained by police and charged with unlawfully organizing a public gathering, sits in a court room in Moscow, July 24, 2019.

Russia’s Justice Ministry has branded opposition leader Alexei Navalny’s nonprofit Anti-Corruption Foundation a “foreign agent” under a 2012 law that was widely criticized by the West for stigmatizing groups with the designation.

Navalny quickly rejected the ministry’s Wednesday announcement, saying Russian authorities fear his foundation (FBK) because of the evidence of corruption it digs up on them.

“We demand that the Justice Ministry publicly explain to everyone and provide evidence that the FBK has received at least one penny of foreign money,” Navalny said in a tweet.

“The actions of the Ministry of Justice are absolutely illegal and, obviously, by direct order of read more >>>

Source:: VOANews.Com