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Russian journalist who covered Navalny’s trial is arrested for extremism – POLITICO

Russian journalist who covered Navalny’s trial is arrested for extremism – POLITICO

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Favorskaya, a correspondent for independent broadcaster Sotavision, was detained for a second time on Wednesday after initially serving a 10-day administrative sentence in the Moscow region on charges of disobeying police orders, Sotavision said in a post on Telegram.

She had also extensively covered Navalny’s funeral in Moscow before she was detained at a cafe on an anonymous tip, the Moscow Times reported. Colleagues of Favorskaya were also detained; the charges against those individuals remain unclear, the newspaper said.

Prosecutors say Favorskaya posted materials on social media that are banned in Russia, AFP reported. In court on Friday, she said the case was retribution for an article she wrote about how Navalny was “tortured” in prison, according to the report.

Navalny’s team has condemned the case and said the Russian regime was trying to create a “new wave of fear” among its critics.

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