The United Russia party, led by Russian President Vladimir Putin, is preparing a bill to ban any candidate for election by an employee or supporter of Russian dissident Alexei Navalni.
According to the proposal, “no supporter or member of organizations classified as extremists or terrorists can vote in elections.” In this regard, it should be recalled that the Russian authorities have included the Russian dissident’s regional teams in the first group.
So far, the proposal only applies to the parliamentary elections, which will take place in September. However, official TASS news agency sources indicate that changes may be incorporated to extend this ban to all future elections in the country.
The ban would also extend to anyone who donated money to the organizations blacklisted, including the dissident himself.
Meanwhile, a Moscow court continues to deliberate on a motion by the Russian capital’s prosecutor’s office to classify a new company affiliated with Navalni, an anti-corruption foundation affiliated with the dissident and denouncing major corruption cases, as extremist. personal enrichment and abuse of power among the Russian elite.
Navalni began his hunger strike on March 31 and ended on April 23, the day after a group of doctors asked him to stop his protest.
The opponent was arrested on arrival at Moscow Airport on January 18 for breach of parole after spending months in Germany recovering from poisoning that the prominent Russian opponent directly accuses President Putin of.