Russian Prosecutor’s Office The general announced that he would support the proposal to suspend the suspended sentence imposed on opposition leader Alexei Navalny, Bloomberg. According to investigators, last year Navalny failed to report to the inspection services, which is required of anyone suspended. It is a ruling passed in 2014, when Alexei Navalny was sentenced to 3.5 years in prison colony for alleged embezzlement of Yves Rocher money.
Judgment on Navalny. Possible suspension of prison sentence
The decision on the possible suspension of Alexei Navalny’s sentence will be taken on Tuesday, February 2. In 2017, the European Court of Human Rights recognized that Yves Rocher’s trial was unfair, and that Russian judges ruled arbitrarily. Independent Russian commentators expect that a Moscow court will approve the prosecutor’s request and that Navalny will be sent to a labor camp, according to the Broadcasting Agency.
Earlier, human rights defenders, intellectuals, artists and foreign politicians demanded the release of Alexei Navalny from detention and an end to the repression against him, his family and his partners. Freelance journalist Maxim Shevchenko, referring to Alexei Navalny’s situation, wrote on the Moscow Echoes blog that the authorities could do anything with him, “according to the principle – there is no man – there is no problem.”
Other defendants in the Yves Rocher damage case were also Navalny’s brother Oleg, who was not stopped by the court. He spent 3.5 years in a penal colony, and was released in June 2018.
Russia. Protests against Alexei Navalny’s arrest
On January 17, the leader of the Russian opposition was arrested upon his return to the country. Previously, he stayed at GermanyWhere he was treated after an attempt to assassinate him. Mass protests erupted in Russia last week in support of the opposition leader and his arrest. During the raid, those closest to Alexei Navalny were arrested, and dozens of others were given written warnings.
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