Kremlin critic’s group declared ‘foreign agent’ | The Daily Star
12:00 AM, October 10, 2019 / LAST MODIFIED: 11:56 PM, October 09, 2019

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Kremlin critic’s group declared ‘foreign agent’

Russian authorities yesterday declared the organisation run by opposition leader Alexei Navalny a “foreign agent”, the justice ministry said on its website. Navalny’s Anti-Corruption Foundation, which often publishes investigations into state officials, will now be subject to increased oversight and will have to present itself as a “foreign agent” on official documents. Russia started a controversial list of foreign agent organisations, which in Russian implies spying for a foreign government, in 2012. This has led to many of the groups closing down.

 

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