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Navalny Says His Foundation's Offices Being Searched

Russian opposition leader Aleksei Navalny said on January 16 that his the office of his anticorruption foundation were being searched.

Navalny wrote on Twitter that he had been questioned at the federal Investigative Committee, where he learned that his foundation's offices in Moscow are being searched by police.

Navalny said earlier in the day that police had taken him to the Investigative Committee, which had summoned him for questioning regarding the activities of his anticorruption foundation.

It was the latest action by the authorities in what Navalny's supporters say is a Kremlin-driven campaign to punish him for leading protests and spearheading anticorruption investigations targeting powerful allies of President Vladimir Putin.

Navalny was convicted of large-scale theft on December 30 and given a three-and-a-half-year suspended sentence. He was ordered to remain under house arrest until his appeals are exhausted, which he says is illegal.

Navalny cut off his monitoring bracelet this month and has been able to leave his home in recent days, but has been followed by law enforcement officers posted outside his door.

With reporting by AP and Interfax

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