Russian opposition leader Navalny sentenced to 3,5 years of prison

Source : 112 Ukraine

The suspended sentence in the "Yves Rocher" case became the jail time for the Russian oppositioner
20:50, 2 February 2021

Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny
Associated Press

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. 

Related: UN Security Council will discuss situation with Navalny on February 3

The Penitentiary Service claims that after treatment in Charite clinic in Berlin, Navalny never appeared for registration, though there were no grounds for his absence.

Law enforcers detained Navalny's supporters, journalists, and random bystanders. 

On January 17, Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny was detained at the Sheremetyevo airport while going through passport control. He returned to Russia from Germany, where he received treatment after poisoning with Novichok nerve agent.

Related: Russian police detain over 1,500 people at rallies in support of Navalny


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