The distinguished Kremlin critic says Russian jail authorities have requested a Moscow courtroom to order him put behind bars for violating a suspended sentence. His supporters say it’s a transfer to dam his return from Germany.
Russian opposition determine Alexei Navalny mentioned Tuesday that Russian jail authorities are in search of his incarceration for allegedly breaching the phrases of a suspended sentence and probation he obtained as a part of a 2014 embezzlement case.
“Putin is so enraged that I survived his poisoning that he ordered FSIN [Federal Prison Service] to go to court and demand that my suspended sentence is changed to a real one,” Navalny wrote on Twitter, whereas offering a display shot of the authorized request filed Monday with a Moscow courtroom.
Navalny’s supporters say the Kremlin is utilizing the specter of jail to stop him from returning to Russia from Germany, the place he’s at the moment recovering after being poisoned with a nerve agent in August 2020.
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A staunch critic of Russian President Vladimir Putin, Navalny claims the Russian security service carried out the poisoning on Putin’s behalf. Navalny was transported to a Berlin hospital the place he spent weeks in a coma. The Kremlin has denied involvement.
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In December, the FSIN ordered Navalny to immediately return to Moscow and fulfil the situations of a suspended sentence.
However, Navalny maintains his conviction in 2014 was politically motivated and notes that the European Court for Human Rights has additionally ruled the conviction as unlawful.
He additionally factors out the suspended sentence was to finish on December 30, thus rendering the request moot.
As a distinguished opposition politician, Navalny had amassed widespread help in Russia by objecting to Putin’s insurance policies.