Alexei Navalny's office in Volgograd. Photo by Vyacheslav Yaschenko for the Caucasian Knot

12 September 2019, 14:14

In Southern Russia, police start searching offices and homes of Navalny's supporters

Today, law enforcers have started conducting searches at offices and homes of employees of the Anti-Corruption Foundation (ACF) and Alexei Navalny's offices in 39 cities of Russia, including Krasnodar, Rostov-on-Don, and the Stavropol Territory.

The searches are being conducted at offices and homes of employees, reports Pavel Chikov, the head of the human rights group "Agora". "The searches affect not only employees of the ACF and the Navalny's offices, but also activists of the 'Vote' (Golos). In total, more than 100 searches at once are being conducted in the country," Pavel Chikov wrote on his Telegram channel.

According to the human rights defender, law enforcers also conduct searches at homes of the activists in accordance with 94 decisions of the Basmanny Court of Moscow dated September 4.

The searches have been started as a part of the "money laundering" case in the Anti-Corruption Foundation, Leonid Volkov, a Navalny's associate, explained on his Telegram channel.

According to Leonid Volkov, the list of 39 cities where the searches are taking place includes Krasnodar, Stavropol, Rostov-on-Don, and other cities.

This article was originally published on the Russian page of 24/7 Internet agency ‘Caucasian Knot’ on September 12, 2019 at 10:21 am MSK. To access the full text of the article, click here.

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