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The judge has ruled that Navalny has 10 days to get to know the documents of the terrorism case against him.

Imprisoned Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny has been given 10 days to access documents in the terrorism case, his spokeswoman Kira Yarmish said on Twitter.

The sentence was handed down in a closed-door hearing at the Basmanny Russian District Court in Moscow.

Russian state news agency TASS reported that there are 196 volumes of documents related to the case. According to TASS, the court will reconsider the issue after May 5.

Navalny’s daughter, Daria Navalnaya, told CNN’s Jim Ciuto on Tuesday that “each volume contains 250 double-spaced pages.”

“Terrorism case”: Navalny said in comments posted on one of his official Twitter accounts on Wednesday that he was told he was facing a new “terrorism case”.

He said the alleged “terrorist case” that took place while he was in jail was separate from the terrorism case against him.

Navalny said he was told the case would be heard by a “military court”.

Key Background: Navalny is Russia’s best-known opposition politician. He survived an attempt on his life in 2020 after being poisoned with the Novichok nerve agent.

Last March, Navalny was sentenced to nine years in a maximum-security prison, according to Russian state media outlet Tass, after being convicted of fraud for allegedly stealing from his anti-corruption foundation.

At the time, he was already serving a two-and-a-half-year sentence in a detention center east of the Russian capital, after being arrested in February 2021 for violating probation, saying he was politically motivated.

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In June 2022, he was transferred to the maximum security prison in Melekovo, Vladimir region, TASS reported, citing Sergei Yazhan, head of the regional General Supervision Commission.

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