Russian court orders arrest of late opposition leader Navalny's widow

A Russian court has ordered the arrest of the widow of the late opposition leader Alexei Navalny, who died in an Arctic prison colony in February.

The Moscow court announced Tuesday that it had ordered the arrest in absentia of Yulia Navalnaya.

The court accused Navalnaya of participating in an extremist community and ordered her to be detained for two months.

Navalnaya is currently living outside of Russia. She would be detained by Russian authorities if she returns to the country or if she is handed over.

Her late husband's support team is designated an extremist group in Russia and banned from any activities.

Navalnaya has continued to criticize Russian President Vladimir Putin's administration following her husband's death.

On Tuesday she slammed the court order, calling Putin "a murderer and a war criminal" on social media platform X.

She said he belongs in prison and should be kept in the same two-by-three-meter cell in which he killed her husband.