Russia Opens New Case In opposition to Jailed Putin Critic Navalny

Russia Opens New Case Against Jailed Putin Critic Navalny


Moscow has opened a brand new prison case towards Russia’s prime opposition politician Alexei Navalny, who’s already serving a nine-year jail sentence, his spokeswoman stated on Tuesday.

“A brand new prison case was opened towards Alexei Navalny whereas he is in jail because of a ‘provocation’,” Kira Yarmysh stated in English on Twitter.

Yarmysh stated it was the tenth case towards the Kremlin critic, who was already going through as much as 35 years in jail.

His supporters see the costs as a punishment for difficult President Vladimir Putin.

Within the newest case, Navalny is accused of “disorganisation of the exercise of penitentiary establishments” which might see him face 5 extra years in jail.

Yarmysh stated the administration staged a “provocation” towards Navalny by inserting an inmate “with private hygiene issues” in his cell.

The scent was so dangerous, Navalny “refused to go in there”, Yarmysh added.

In accordance with casual jail “guidelines”, Yarmysh stated that Navalny was anticipated to make use of pressure to kick the inmate out of his cell.

“He instructed the guards that he wouldn’t do it as a result of this convict was to not blame and the administration was utilizing him as a device.”

After being “hit and dragged into the cell,” Navalny “grabbed (the inmate) by the scruff of the neck and dragged him to the door”, Yarmysh stated.

The guards then “surrounded Navalny, pinned him to the wall, and the (penal) colony administration reported {that a} new prison case was opened”.

Navalny was poisoned with Novichok, a Soviet-made nerve agent, on a visit to Siberia in 2020.

He underwent therapy in Germany and returned to Russia in January 2021, the place he was arrested on touchdown at a Moscow airport.

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