Navalny co-worker harshly beaten in nighttime attack before elections

A co-worker of Alexei Navalny was severely beaten in a nighttime attack, the Russian dissident’s team said on Thursday, just three days before Russian regional elections.The attack against Alexei Baraboshkin, who has been supporting political opposition efforts in the Ural Mountain city of Chelyabinsk, took place on Wednesday night, a statement said.Baraboshkin’s “money and phone were not taken,” it said. He suffered an apparent skull fracture and concussion, according to a hospital statement posted on the Russian social network VKontakte.”For several weeks Alexei had been receiving threats re…

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