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Russia rights group linked to Navalny closes amid prosecution fears

Team 29 is the latest victim of Kremlin crackdown on organisations it considers ‘undesirable’

A rights group in Russia has announced it is shutting down, citing fears its members and supporters may be prosecuted after authorities blocked its website for allegedly publishing content from an “undesirable” organisation.

Team 29 – an association of lawyers and journalists specialising in treason and espionage cases and freedom of information issues – said on Sunday that Russian authorities accused it of spreading content from a Czech non-governmental organisation that had been declared “undesirable” in Russia.

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