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Factbox: Groups that Russia has declared extremist

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MOSCOW (Reuters) – A Russian court is considering a prosecutor’s request to outlaw jailed Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny’s Anti-Corruption Foundation and regional campaign headquarters as “extremist”.

Here are some of the other organisations that have already been labelled as such.

NATIONALBOLSHEVIKPARTY

A post-Soviet political party espousing far-right and far-left ideas, banned in 2007.

TABLIGHIJAMAAT

An Islamic missionary movement, labelled extremist in 2009.

SLAVICUNION

A neo-Nazi group, outlawed as extremist in 2010.

UKRAINE‘S RIGHTSECTOR

A far-right Ukrainian nationalist organisation, declared extremist in 2014.

MISANTHROPICDIVISION

A radical nationalist group, declared extremist in 2015.

JEHOVAH‘S WITNESSES

A Christian denomination known in the West for door-to-door preaching, declared extremist in 2017.

FALUNGONG

A regional office of the spiritual group in Siberia, banned in 2020. The movement was founded in China in 1992, but was banned on the Chinese mainland in 1999.

(Reporting by Tom Balmforth; editing by Philippa Fletcher)

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