.Moscow, Russia
Russia opened three new probes against jailed Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny, who began a hunger strike three weeks ago at his penal colony. (Photo credit: AFP)

  • Alexei Navalny revealed that Russia has opened three new probes against him
  • The 44-year-old jokingly called himself the "mastermind of the criminal underworld"
  • Navalny is completing a two-and-a-half-year sentence in a prison camp outside of Moscow

.Moscow, Russia
Alexei Navalny is a staunch critic of Russian President Vladimir Putin. (Photo Credit: AP/PTI)

  • Russia's lower house of parliament has approved a legislation targeting supporters of Kremlin-critic Alexei Navalny
  • Legislation bans ban members of "extremist" organisations from becoming lawmakers
  • A trial will begin in June to decide whether to designate Navalny's offices as "terrorist and extremist" organisations

.New Delhi, Delhi, India
Alexei Navalny is a staunch critic of Russian President Vladimir Putin. (Photo Credit: AP/PTI)

  • Alexei Navalny was poisoned with a Soviet-era Novichok nerve agent, Germany said after investigation
  • He was arrested upon his return to Russia from Germany in January
  • A Russian court on Monday postponed the hearing into designating Navalny's organisation as 'extremist'

Alexie Navalny is an anti-corruption activist serving two-and-a-half years in a penal colony (Source: Instagram/ @navalny)

  • The case is against the political network of Alexie Nevalny and his supporters 
  • The proceedings on Monday took place behind closed doors 
  • It is part of a campaign to outlaw President Vladimir Putin's opposition 

  • Navalny appeared in court shaven-headed
  • I am just a horrible skeleton, the Kremlin critic said 
  • The hearings are set to resume on May 17

.Moscow, Russia
Alexei Navalny, Russia's best known opposition politician, is serving two-and-a-half years in a penal colony. (Photo Credit: PTI)

  • The activities of Navalny's offices and FBK were immediately suspended: FBK's director 
  • A final court ruling on designating the group as extremist was still due
  • Navalny's office in Moscow said the group will already "no longer be able to work" as usual

.Moscow, Russia
Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny talks to one of his lawyers. (Photo Credit: AP/PTI)

  • Alexei Navalny said on Friday that he would end his three-week-long hunger strike
  • He had launched the hunger strike to demand medical treatment behind bars
  • On Thursday, his personal doctors said he had received treatment at a civilian hospital

.Moscow, Russia
On March 31, Alexei Navalny went on hunger strike. (Photo credit: AFP)

  • Alexei Navalny's private doctors asked him to immediately call off the hunger strike
  • His cardiologist Yaroslav Ashikhmin and four more doctors said in a statement
  • Last weekend Navalny's doctors said he could die "any minute"

.Moscow, Russia
Police have been arresting demonstrators, protesting for Navalny's freedom. (Photo credit: PTI)

  • Navalny went on hunger strike in late March
  • Experts believe that Navalny is being given inhuman treatment
  • Alexei Navalny is serving time in a penal colony in the town of Pokrov

.Moscow, Russia
Russia has dismissed concerns over Alexei Navalny's health. (Photo credit: File/AFP)

  • The hospital is located in another penal colony in the Vladimir region
  • The statement describes Navalny in "satisfactory condition"
  • Navalny has been on a hunger strike since March 31, demanding "proper medical care"