• Alexei Navalny. Picture: Instagram/navalny

    Russia seeks to outlaw Navalny movement

    The closed court hearing is part of a sweeping crackdown on Putin's most prominent critic and his supporters after Navalny barely survived a poisoning with the Novichok nerve agent last summer.

  • In this file photo Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny stands inside a glass cell during a court hearing at the Babushkinsky district court in Moscow on 20 February 2021. Picture: AFP

    Russia moves Navalny to prison hospital under Western pressure

    The United States on Sunday threatened Russia with "consequences" if President Vladimir Putin's major domestic opponent -- who launched a hunger strike three weeks ago -- dies in jail, with Navalny's private doctors warning at the weekend he could pass away at "any minute".

  • FILE: Protesters march in support of jailed opposition leader Alexei Navalny in downtown Moscow on 23 January 2021. The placard with an image of the Kremlin critic reads "Freedom to Navalny!". Picture: Kirill KUDRYAVTSEV/AFP

    Russia says Navalny to be transferred to prison hospital

    He was thrown behind bars in February for more than two years on old embezzlement charges, just weeks after he returned to Moscow from Germany where he had been recuperating from a near-fatal poisoning attack.