Russia seeks 20-year 'maximum-security' jail sentence for Navalny

The Russian state prosecutor has requested a 20-year sentence for Alexei Navalny, a prominent Kremlin critic, for charges including the creation of an 'extremist community'.

Navalny's trial is being conducted in secrecy within the jail where he is currently serving another sentence; the verdict is expected on August 4.

Navalny's supporters allege that the new charges retroactively incriminate all activities of his anti-corruption foundation since it was established in 2011.

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