Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny’s lawyers are appealing his 19-year sentence on charges of extremism.
The activities of one of the most vocal critics of the Kremlin and President Putin over the past 10 years – participation in elections, legal rallies and protests, political demands – have been defined as “extremist”. There are over 200 volumes in the case – mostly printouts from the Internet that show the work of Navalny and his team.
According to his lawyers, among the folders there were many blank sheets, photographs of people unknown to Navalny, as well as omelet recipes. The chairman of today’s meeting is Viktor Rogov – the judge who upheld the 25-year sentence for treason of the other famous oppositionist Vladimir Kara-Murza.