Wednesday, September 22

Kremlin critic Navalny’s ally charged with breaching pandemic rules over protest

(Reuters) – Russian law enforcement on Thursday charged Lyubov Sobol, an ally of Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny, with breaching COVID-19 restrictions by calling on people to join a nationwide protest last month, her lawyer said.

The case against Sobol is part of a police crackdown on Navalny’s allies after they staged nationwide rallies to protest his imprisonment.

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