Two of his deputies announced Tuesday that Russian opponent Alexei Navalny Pokrov had been taken from a penal colony where he was being held in an unknown location.
Alexei NavalnyPhoto: Babushkinsky District Court / TASS / Profimedia Images
“We have no further information on where he is being taken,” Maria Bevzik, an investigative journalist with Navalny’s team, said on Twitter.
Bevzik redistributed a post by Navalny’s spokesman Kira Yarmish.
Alexei Navalny is missing from the Pokrov penitentiary. Today he did not come to the lawyers meeting. We have no further information on where Navalny is being taken. https://t.co/eOD0Pn0irQ
– Maria Bevchikh (pevchikh) June 14, 2022
Navalny’s lawyers and collaborators have no idea where he is
He notes that the protester was taken from the IK-2 penal colony and told the lawyer who wanted to see him at 14:00 on Tuesday that “no such offenders are in prison.”
“We do not know where Alexi is now and what criminal colony he is in,” Yarmish added.
“We do not know where Alexei is now and in what colony she is,” Leonid Volkov, another disgruntled collaborator, said in a post on his Telegram channel quoted by the agency. Reuters.
In March, Navalny He is guilty He was sentenced to 9 years in prison for “widespread fraud” and Russian prosecutors asked the court to send him to a maximum security colony of 13 years.
A few days later, the dissident announced that he had been targeted A new criminal investigationThis time he was accused of creating a terrorist organization, a crime punishable by up to 15 years in prison in Russia.
Alexei Navalny was sentenced to life in prison last year
Alexei Navalny has already been sentenced to two years and 8 months in prison In February For violating the rules of judicial control imposed as part of a separate investigation that took place several years ago last year.
Russian prosecutors later indicted Navalny He returned to Russia He was arrested at the airport in January for failing to appear within the mandatory restraining order while recovering in Germany following poisoning. Noviciok in August 2020.
Navalny, considered the leader of the opposition before his poisoning and the founder of a network of NGOs that have exposed numerous corruption cases in Russia, is one of the most vocal critics of Russian President Vladimir Putin’s in the country.
Several investigations by Bellingate investigators revealed that Navalny had given poison Group of FSB killers, Russia’s intelligence. The same group of killers He would have tried to kill them And other major Russian opponents.
Bellingate and his 9 journalists Announced as “Foreign Agents” Months before the start of the wave of total repression of the Independent press after the launch of the “special military operation” by Moscow in October last year On February 24th.
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