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Has Russia's Navalny broken the law?

Has Russia's Navalny broken the law?
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A Kremlin spokesman suggested Tuesday that a call by Russian opposition leader Alexi Navalny to boycott next year's presidential election may be illegal. VOA's Russian Service’s Andrei Dzairkach join’s International Edition’s Steve Miller to discuss. Authorities in Xinjiang, China launched what they call a new "relatives' week" program this month, which requires local civil servants to spend a week with Uighur families in rural areas by the year's end. VOA's Doug Bernard explains that while the program is officially trumpeted as a way to promote ethnic harmony, the move is widely seen by observers as stepped-up surveillance of the Muslim minority that may instead fuel, rather than ease, inter-racial tensions.