A court in Moscow has issued an arrest warrant for the widow of Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny on charges of extremism, according to state media.

The charges brought against Yulia Navalnaya, who lives outside Russia, in absentia are to do with her alleged “participation in an extremist society”, Tass news agency said.

Navalny was Russia’s most significant opposition leader of the past decade. He died in February in an Arctic Circle jail. Russian authorities said he died of natural causes - but his widow said Navalny had been “tortured, starved, cut off and killed” by Russia’s president Vladimir Putin.

Navalny had been serving 19 years on extremism charges that were widely seen as politically motivated.

Responding to the arrest warrant against her, Yulia Navalnaya posted on X: "When you write about this, please do not forget to write the main thing: Vladimir Putin is a murderer and a war criminal.

  • @Snapz
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    Vladimir Putin is a murderer and a war criminal.

    • YeetPics
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      Also a sad, bald fuckwit whose only true skill is blackmail.

      Did I mention he is also into crossdressing and urinating on underage boys?

    • @[email protected]
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      173 days ago

      Remember that higher turnout is bad for the GOP. Get out and vote.

      If someone says you shouldn’t vote, or that you should vote 3rd party, call them an unwashed tankie troglodyte. Don’t try to argue with them, because they’re dishonest, stupid, or both.

  • @Treczoks
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    AFAIK she is not in Russia, and I seriously hope that she is living an a country that is not in a hugs&kisses relation with Putler.

    • @suction
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      She’s in danger in any country, Putin’s grunts this year already shot a defector who received a new identity and lived in Spain. Ended up in an underground garage with a few bullets in his body. Granted, he was stupid / desperate enough to contact his spouse in Russia to come join him. https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-68337794#

      • @roguetrick
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        And left Ukraine to hang out in a Russian Mafia infested Spanish tourist town.

        • @suction
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          lol yeah not a bright one

          • @[email protected]
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            I don’t really expect random Russian citizens to know every city with a Russian mob presence

            • @suction
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              Whoever gave him a new identity would have told him whether his choice of place is a good one…

      • @Treczoks
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        That’s true. I hope she will survive the Russian terrorists.

      • Echo Dot
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        Personally I’d go live in Reykjavik. I highly doubt the Russian enforcers operate there. Plus if they find me there’s always the chance of a convenient volcano delaying them.

        • @suction
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          Also if Putins agents have you surrounded, you could just pick up Björk by her feet and roundhouse ‘em by swinging her in a circle

    • @arin
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      Trump gonna turn her in so he can eat more Putin ass

    • @suction
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      Also Trump and most of the Supreme Court judges.

    • @[email protected]
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      Because that worked so well with Saddam, Gaddafi and so many others. Putin may be evil but you have no idea what could happen if you create a power vacuum nor who might step in to fill it.

      Supposedly though Putin has cancer so here’s hoping nature gets rid of him.

      • @[email protected]
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        Supposedly though Putin has cancer so here’s hoping nature gets rid of him.

        I’ll consider this to be propaganda until he keels over from it.

        • @[email protected]
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          Hopefully sooner rather than later. And why would it be propaganda when he tried to hide it for a while?

        • volvoxvsmarla
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          Yeah there have been “news just hit!” articles for years and years and years about how he has terminal cancer or parkinsons or anything else and is about to die soon. That his face is bloated because of steroids because of some cancer treatment or whatever. (Somehow no one ever attributes it to an overuse of fillers.) And the first 5 articles you might fall for it, but after the sixth article like that and in something like year 8 you kinda realize that these news have no substantial claim. Fool me five times, shame on you. Fool me six times shame on me.

      • @[email protected]
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        114 days ago

        What’s the worst thing that can happen? Russia is already a shithole where vast majority of honest and hardworking population lives like shit - they will continue to live like shit. The only ones that will get hurt from the inevitable infighting that starts are the oligarchs. Fuck 'em.

        I feel like this would allow next tsar of russia to claim this was putin`s war, give back Ukrainian territory, maybe even promise some reparations they have no intentions to deliver, and continue leeching off natural resources.

        Either way, immediate problem of these cunts killing Ukrainian children by bombing hospitals is solved.

        • Rimu
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          The worst is significantly worse than that. Look at history. Rwanda, Cambodia, Sudan, for starters.

          And they have nuclear weapons.

          • @[email protected]
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            Are you seriously comparing tiny, colonial countries to russia? There’s nowhere we can really look in history.

            Judging by the state of the rest of russia’s military, I’m not worrying too much about nukes when the rest of world has modern and tested defense systems.

            • volvoxvsmarla
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              There are far, far more nukes in the world than defense systems for nuclear missiles. If one person “presses the button”, everyone else will, and maybe 1% of all nuclear missiles will be caught.

              • @[email protected]
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                When russia inevitably starts collapsing from the inside and fracturing into smaller city states (or whatever local tsars decide to call their occupied territories) I’m sure that America and the rest of the advanced militaries will have boots on the ground immediately to secure the nukes.

                Either way, not worried.

          • @[email protected]
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            23 days ago

            My Lemmy experience became infinitely better after blocking 2 instances where this nonsense is coming from.

            I actually made a mistake of trying to have a conversation with them there when I just joined Lemmy. Never again lol.

        • TwinTusks
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          What’s the worst thing that can happen?

          It actually can be a lot worse …

      • @Eximius
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        It worked well with Stalin (though admitedly he died from a heart attack, so nobody to blame, but still his death made USSR a bit better almost immediately)

      • @suction
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        you are right, there are way crazier people in the Kremlin than Putin. He’s evil no question, but he still seems to be rational enough to realize a nuclear war (e.g. as retaliation for Western help for Ukraine) would mean he lost. We should hope that the cancer isn’t in his brain or some other cause makes him cross into irrationality.

      • The Snark Urge
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        It would have to be an extensive and extended operation, and it doesn’t seem like there’s anyone around who wouldn’t fuck it up on purpose who has any appetite for such an undertaking

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    participation in an extremist society

    Considering what Russia considers to be extremist at this point, I think most of us live in that society. Maybe they should arrest everyone.

    • @Aqarius
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      I’m assuming that’s dodgy translation of “involved in an organisation” rather than a literal “we live in a society”, right?

      • Flying SquidM
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        It’s a Russian court. They’d convict someone for breathing in an extremist manner.

  • @SomeGuy69
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    May she survive the Russian terrorists.

    • Don_Dickle
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      Can someone explain to me like I am 5 and I am not promoting violence or anything but how come some rich person put a reward on Putins head? I don’t wish death on anybody but this guy is pretty much turning his people into meat being sent to the meat grinder.

      • @brucethemoose
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        My impression from reading Institute for the Study of War’s blogs is that Putin is a “moderate” in the perverted sense. There are actually much worse people, with real power in Russia, that could conceivably take power, and he kinda keeps everyone in line.

        So maybe the people in a position to depose him have no interest in doing so, not just for their own interests but because the resulting power vacuum would not be fun. And I’m sure he makes the possibility extremely difficult.

        There is one guy who tried, and actually came surprisingly close: Yevgeny Prigozhin. He started a small rebellion, and it might’ve worked with a slightly different roll of the dice. He seemed kinda populist and Trumpy to me, with a lot of grassroots support from the more militant factions in Russian politics, especially on social media… if Trump was the leader of a notorious mercenary outfit.

        He died in a plane crash exactly 2 months later. I’m sure its a total coincidence.

      • @[email protected]
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        Inside Russia that person would die under suspicious circumstances as many already have. Outside Russia paying to have someone killed is at least conspiracy to commit homicide which is a really damn serious crime especially when the person you’re conspiring to kill is a head of state. Oh and the Russians have had people killed outside Russia when they felt the need to so you’re not really safe anywhere once you’re on their hit list.

        • volvoxvsmarla
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          Oh and the Russians have had people killed outside Russia when they felt the need to so you’re not really safe anywhere once you’re on their hit list.

          Well to be fair, I’d argue that’s not an argument. People are willing to go to prison and die for their beliefs (case and point Navalny). So what is your own destiny or death when you can save your family, friends, and country from this dictator. I’m sure you would find a willing kamikaze assassin.

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        Short sighted people are all the same.

        In the same way a poor person refuses to raise taxes on the rich.

        A rich person refuses to put bounties on the insanely rich because one day they would like to be in that position.

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      Why is nvalny a traitor?

      I dont actually expect you to answer this question, because you’re so, so incredibly wrong.

      And you know it.

  • @[email protected]
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    83 days ago

    Navalny had been serving 19 years on extremism charges that were widely seen as politically motivated.

    Can they be not? Isn’t that what extremism means?

    • @[email protected]
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      I was under impression that his last sentence was for his founding role in ACF which was deemed extremist organization for made up connections to Tatarsky’s bombing, which would make that a terrorism change. But as a refresher I’ve looked up, and in reality they’ve been designated extremists for participation in elections, basically. The official case states that the foundation’s goal was to stage a coup in fashion of Orange Revolution. And now with it, they have a case to put everyone who’s ever been in contact with ACF in prison for 6 years, which they actively exercise. It’s a complete sham, such a corrupt government should not exist in a modern world.

  • @[email protected]
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    -93 days ago

    That’s the only opposition achievement she has achieved so far. maybe this will make her gain the sympathy of the 0.0001 % of the Russian population

    • YeetPics
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      Bold of you to assume .0001% the Russian population is capable of feeling sympathy