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Russian authorities raid the homes of lawyers for imprisoned opposition leader Alexei Navalny
Allies of imprisoned opposition leader Alexei Navalny say Russian authorities have searched the homes of three lawyers representing him, with one of them detained
TALLINN, Estonia (AP) — Russian authorities on Friday searched the homes of three lawyers representing imprisoned opposition leader Alexei Navalny and detained one of them, the politician's allies said.
The raids targeting Vadim Kobzev, Igor Sergunin and Alexei Liptser are part of a criminal case on charges of participating in an extremist group, Zhdanov said. All three were detained after the search, apparently as suspects in the case, Navalny's team said on Telegram.
According to Leonid Volkov, Navalny’s chief of staff, the case against the lawyers comes at a time when the opposition leader is set to be transferred to a different penal colony, “unclear where." Volkov, who is living abroad, called it a “scary step.”