The U.S. Senate prepares a new law on sanctions against the Russian government, because of the sentence in the case of Alexei Navalny. Mitt Romney, the Senator from the Republican party reported that on his Twitter account.
"Strong leaders don’t have to jail adversaries to maintain power. First, Alexei Navalny was poisoned, and when unsuccessful, the Putin regime has now jailed him following a sham of a trial. We'll be introducing legislation this week to sanction those responsible for these acts", he wrote.
Earlier, we reported that the Moscow court sentenced Alexei Navalny to 3,5 years of imprisonment in the standard-regime penal colony. Thus, the suspended sentence in the "Yves Rocher" case became the jail time for the leading Russian opposition figure, Novaya Gazeta reports.
Russian Federal Penitentiary Service asked the court to change the suspended sentence to the actual prison term. The authority claimed that Navalny allegedly violated the requirements of his probation period; he never showed up when summoned by the inspection twice a month.