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U.S. condemns Russian court's designation of Navalny-linked groups as extremist

"We urge to cease the abuse of 'extremism' designations to target nonviolent organizations, end its repression of Mr. Navalny and his supporters and honor its international obligations to respect and ensure human rights and fundamental freedoms," State Department spokesman said in a statement.

Reuters WORLD
Published June 10,2021

The United States condemned a Russian court's decision on Wednesday to designate three organizations linked to opposition leader Alexei Navalny as extremist, U.S. State Department spokesperson Ned Price said.

"With this action, Russia has effectively criminalized one of the country's few remaining independent political movements," Price said in a statement.