In prison and on trial: Here’s why Alexey Navalny is back in court and facing up to 15 more years behind bars


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Russia's latest criminal trial of jailed Kremlin critic Alexey Navalny got underway on Tuesday, February 15. Already serving a nearly three-year prison sentence, Navalny now stands accused of fraud and contempt of court -- charges that could prolong his incarceration by up to 15 years. In a strange twist, Moscow's Lefortovsky District Court held Tuesday's hearing offsite, at the penal colony in the Vladimir region where Navalny has been in custody since February 2021. In the following explainer, Meduza asks and answers key questions about the proceedings. Original Article:

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