Amnesty strips Alexei Navalny of 'prisoner of conscience' status Obviously, you cannot possibly be the victim of state persecution when you've distasteful comments 15 years ago. Don't worry about Putin's regime, someone else will surely come along who's equally capable of opposing him, but who's a bit more to the liking of the PC mullahs in the West. And if not, well then Putin did us all a favour getting that trash of the streets, because we all know that wokeness takes precedence over democracy and rule of law. God damn it I'm pissed off. This is just the straw.