Navalny’s Oscar Moment Spotlights Russian Government Abuse
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Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny appears from prison on a video link provided by the Russian Federal Penitentiary Service, at a courtroom in Vladimir, Russia, June 7, 2022.
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In the last minutes of Navalny, the documentary about Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny that’s been nominated for an Academy Award, viewers learn he is facing up to 20 years in prison. This is hardly a spoiler; Navalny’s been behind bars since he returned to Russia in 2021 following a 2020 assassination attempt.
The film is generating important attention to Navalny’s story, which is crucial to sustain after publicity around the Oscars, to be held …read more
Source:: Human Rights Watch