Russian state investigators say they have opened a new criminal case against Kremlin critic Alexey Navalny, accusing him of fraudulently spending more than 356 million rubles (about N$70m) of public donations to organisations he controls on his personal needs, including holidays abroad. Al Jazeera reports that the fraud case is likely to be seen as the latest sign that the Kremlin does not want Navalny, who is convalescing in Germany after what Berlin and other Western nations say was an attempt in August to murder him with a nerve agent, to return to Russia and comes just a day after Russia’s prison service gave Navalny another potential legal headache in the form of a last-minute ultimatum to fly back from Germany at once and report early on Tuesday morning, or be jailed if he return after that deadline, which he was unable to meet.