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Alexei Navalny makes first appearance in court since ending hunger strike

AFP, 29 Apr 2021
Appearing gaunt in a prison uniform and with a buzz haircut, images show Russian opposition figure Alexei Navalny in court by video link in part of an appeal against a defamation sentence imposed in February for insulting a World War II veteran. Another court is holding a hearing into a request from prosecutors that Navalny's regional network and his Anti-Corruption Foundation (FBK) be recognised as extremist, equating the organisations with the Islamic State group and Al-Qaeda.

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