Russian Federation: Further information: Activist denied access to lawyer: Lilia Chanysheva

Since 10 December, Russia’s Investigative Committee has arbitrarily removed four lawyers representing activist Lilia Chanysheva from the case, leaving her without a legal counsel of her choice in violation of her right to a fair trial. Liliya Chanysheva, a former regional coordinator of “Navalny’s headquarters” in the city of Ufa, has been in detention since 9 November 2021, under false charges of “establishing or leading an extremist association” punishable by up to 10 years in prison. She has committed no crime and must be released immediately.

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