Russia relaxes house arrest for brother of jailed Kremlin critic Navalny: Monitor

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A Russian court on Wednesday eased the terms of house arrest for the brother of jailed Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny as well as several of his allies, the OVD-Info protest monitoring group said.

Oleg Navalny, Lyubov Sobol, Lyudmila Shtein and Konstantin Yankauskas were initially put under house arrest for flouting COVID-19 restrictions over a protest in January during a broad crackdown on his allies.

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The TASS news agency said the Moscow court has instead banned them from leaving their houses from 8 pm until 6 am.

Meanwhile, Lawyers for jailed Navalny, who has gone on a hunger strike, said on Wednesday his health is deteriorating, Interfax news agency reported.

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