Russian Investigators Raid Election Offices of Putin Critic Navalny — Navalny says the attack was politically-motivated

Peace and Freedom

MOSCOW — Russian investigators raided the Moscow election headquarters of Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny on Thursday and police entered a warehouse, where activists said they confiscated pre-election pamphlets.

Navalny, who has organized two big anti-government street protests in recent months, is currently serving out a 25-day jail term for repeatedly violating the law on organizing public meetings. He is due out on Friday.

Navalny says he wants to run for the presidency in March next year, but the Central Election Commission has said he is ineligible due to an embezzlement conviction which Navalny says was politically-motivated.

His supporters are planning a series of campaign events for Saturday, including the distribution of some 5 million copies of the first edition…

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