Navalny questioned again on fraud and money laundering charges

Opposition activist Alexei Navalny said he has gone to the Investigations Committee for a questioning again.

"I have gone to the Investigations Committee again, hoping to see Serdyukov in the corridor, but he will not likely come to Tekhinchesky," Navalny said in his blog on Twitter.

Navalny did not specify why he came to the Investigations Committee.

On December, Vladimir Markin from the Investigations Committee told Interfax that Alexei Navalny had been charged with fraud and money laundering.

"Investigative actions are now being conducted to determine all circumstances of this crime," Markin told Interfax on Thursday.

Navalny earlier said on Twitter he had been formally charged with fraud and money laundering.

On the same day, charges were brought against Alexei Navalny's brother Oleg Navalny.

On Dec. 24, the Investigative Committee of Russia launched criminal proceedings into the theft by Allekt company, which was formerly owned by opposition figure Alexei Navalny of Union of Right Forces funds. The offense occurred in 2007.

On July 31, Navalny was charged with organizing embezzlement in the state unitary enterprise Kirovles. The Invitations Committee said the case was reclassified from Article 165 of the Criminal Code to Articles 33 and 160 of the Criminal Code (organization of property embezzlement in especially large amounts), which carries a punishment of up to ten years in prison.

Navalny has been asked to give his written promise not to leave Moscow.

On August 29, the Moscow Basmanny Court upheld a different court's decision to resume the criminal case involving Kirovles against Navalny, declining the opposition activists appeal.

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