The Russian activist, a fierce opponent of President Vladimir Putin, was sentenced Friday on extremism charges, which he denies. He is already serving prison sentences on other charges he denies.
Lilia Chanysheva was sentenced to 7 1/2 years in prison in the latest in a series of lengthy prison terms handed down to Kremlin political opponents. Women are increasingly singled out for repression.
The 46-year-old Navalny fell ill last Friday when he was moved to a conventional cell and had lost about 18 pounds in 15 days. A spokeswoman says it's believed he's being given low doses of poison.
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Navalny, who is already serving a 2.5-year sentence for parole violations, was sentenced to an additional nine years in a high-security prison. He has vowed to keep fighting.
Navalny and eight of his allies — including top aides Lyubov Sobol and Georgy Alburov — were on Tuesday added to the registry by Russia's Federal Financial Monitoring Service.
The Kremlin critic looked gaunt after a weeks-long prison hunger strike. He appeared as the head of his political network said it was being forced to shut down amid government pressure.