Russian journalist who covered Navalny trials detained on charges of extremism

A Russian journalist who covered the trials of the late opposition leader Alexei Navalny and stands accused of involvement with an extremist group has been ordered to remain in custody for at least two months.

Antonina Favorskaya, who works for the independent outlet SotaVision, was first arrested earlier this month after laying flowers on Navalny’s grave, according to reports. After being detained 10 days for disobeying police orders, she was charged Friday with collecting material and producing content for Navalny’s Anti-Corruption Foundation, which Russian President Vladimir Putin’s government deemed an extremist organization in 2021. The court ordered her to remain in pretrial detention until at least May 28.

In a story written in Russian and published on March 6, three weeks after Navalny’s death, Favorskaya described how authorities treated him during his trials. She
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