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Russian investigators open new fraud probe involving Navalny

Comes after Krelim critic was given less than 24 hours to return to Moscow or face prison

Photo: Reuters

/NOVOSTIVL/ Russia’s Investigative Committee opened a criminal case against the opposition leader Alexei Navalny. He is suspected of stealing 356 million rubles worth of donations from the Anti-Corruption Foundation (FBK).

"The Main Investigation Department of the Investigative Committee of Russia has collected sufficient data, on the basis of which a criminal case has been initiated against Alexei Navalny and other persons on the grounds of a crime under Part 4 of Art. 159 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation (" Fraud on an especially large scale ")," message to the UK.

According to the investigation, more than 588 million rubles were collected from individuals as donations for the needs of a number of non-profit organizations, including the Anti-Corruption Fund, the Fifth Season of the Year Mass Media Support Fund, the Fund for the Organization and Coordination of the Protection of Rights citizens "," Fund for the legal support of citizens "," Fund for the protection of citizens' rights "SHTAB. These funds were intended solely for the purpose of foundations.

Navalny commented on the prosecution against him, stating that "Putin appears to be hysterical."

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