Gaunt Navalny attacks Putin as network is disbanded

Alexei Navalny has appeared in court from prison, head close-shaven and face gaunt, and accused Vladimir Putin of attempting to rule Russia "forever" and caring only about "clinging to power". It is the opposition politician's first public appearance since starting a 2.5-year jail term, seen as punishment for his fierce criticism of the Kremlin. Navalny spoke via videolink, his prison kit hanging loosely after a recent 24-day hunger strike over his treatment.

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