Prosecutors warn Navalny over calls for civil resistance

Prosecutors have issued a warning to opposition activist Alexei Navalny stating that legislation cannot be violated, the Russian Prosecutor General's office reported on Monday.

Prosecutors have issued a warning to opposition activist Alexei Navalny stating that legislation cannot be violated, the Russian Prosecutor General's office reported on Monday.

"Information stating that Alexei Navalny disagrees with the outcome of the Moscow mayoral elections and calls for civil resistance actions have been posted on the Internet. The prosecutors of the Moscow central Autonomous District has issued a warning to Alexei Navalny to prevent possible violations of the law," the report says.

The prosecutors recalled that a rally is scheduled to be held on Moscow's Bolotnaya Square in the evening of September 9 "to discuss the outcome of the Moscow mayor elections."

"The city administration has authorized a rally with up to 2,500 participants," the document says.

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