Russia is blocking access to dozens of Navalny-related websites

Russia’s information technology and mass communications monitoring service, Roskomnadzor, has blocked access to the website of imprisoned opposition leader Alexei Navalny and dozens of other related pages.

According to the Roskomnadzor register, access has been blocked following a decision by the Prosecutor General’s Office.

Leonid Volkov, a close ally of Navalny, said that according to the decision of the Prosecutor General’s Office, access to 49 pages, including his. Access is also blocked to the pages of Navalny’s associates Lubova Sobolla and Oleg Stepanov, to the Navalny’s Anti-Corruption Fund (FBK), to all pages of the disbanded Navalny regional headquarters and to several other sites.

In June, a Moscow court declared Navalny-affiliated organizations extremist, preventing their members from running in any election.

On February 2, Navalny was sentenced to two and a half years in prison for violating the terms of a suspended prison sentence imposed on him in 2014 while receiving treatment in Germany after poisoning with the substance Novičok.

There are regular raids on Navalny, his associates and his affiliates.

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