The Russian authorities continue to go against the projects of the opposition politician Alexei Navalny. A Moscow court ordered on Wednesday the closure of the site in

Navalny’s idea was aimed at the Governor elections in Russia in the coming year. On his side of the citizen should be advised in advance which candidate has the best chances against the incumbent, from the Pro-Kremlin United Russia party. At the ballot box should be for these candidates voted.

The court ban on the Website of the project “Wise choice” with the justification that the data of the visitors were not protected on the side. “The decision is absolutely illegal,” said Navalny on his Blog. The page will be via the VPN Tunnel, or other encryption techniques accessible, he announced.

The day before had decided the Russian Parliament higher order penalties if minors participate in unauthorized demonstrations. Also, this is aimed directly at Navalny, whose rallies attract especially young people. Who encourages young people to non-approved demonstrations to take part, will have to pay 500,000 rubles (6700 Euro) fine or 15 days in jail. This concerns not only the organizers, but also parents who do not discourage their children from Demos.

The Anti-corruption activist Navalny (42), wanted to compete in the Russian presidential election in March, but was excluded because of a legally dubious criminal record.


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Teodora Torrendo is an investigative journalist and is a correspondent for European Union. She is based in Zurich in Switzerland and her field of work include covering human rights violations which take place in the various countries in and outside Europe. She also reports about the political situation in European Union. She has worked with some reputed companies in Europe and is currently contributing to USA News as a freelance journalist. As someone who has a Masters’ degree in Human Rights she also delivers lectures on Intercultural Management to students of Human Rights. She is also an authority on the Arab world politics and their diversity.


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