World Alexeï Navalny transferred from his Moscow prison to an unknown location
Free Navalny, European rights court tells Russia
Russia condemns a decision calling for the Kremlin critic's release because of a risk to his life.Navalny was detained on his return to Russia last month following treatment for a nerve agent poisoning in Siberia. He was then given a jail term.
The Russian opponent Alexeï Navalny was transferred this Thursday, February 25 from his Moscow prison, where he had been imprisoned since his arrest in his return to Russia in mid-January, to an unknown destination, his team announced.
"They haven't told anyone where he was transferred," one of his lawyers, Olga Mikhailova, told AFP, suggesting that he could have gone to the penal colony where he will serve a two-year sentence and half incarceration.
, in a fraud case dating from 2014 that he and many capitals and NGOs denounce as politician .
Putin critic Alexei Navalny loses sentence appeal
The Russian opposition leader was sentenced earlier in February for allegedly violating parole charges. Mr Navalny, 44, was arrested on 17 January as he returned to Russia from Germany, where he had spent five months recovering from a nerve-agent poisoning that he blames on the Kremlin - an allegation denied by Russian authorities.His sentence stems from a 2014 embezzlement conviction that he has has rejected as fabricated and the European Court of Human Rights has ruled to be unlawful.Mr Navalny had asked Moscow City Court to overturn the sentence and set him free.
His family has not been informed , on his return from Germany where he had spent almost five months recovering from a poisoning .
A close associate of Alexey Navalny, Leonid Volkov,that the opponent's family were also not informed of his whereabouts. “I remind once again that by virtue of a binding decision of the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR), Alexei Navalny should be immediately released,” he added.
The arrest of the opponent sparked massive, to which the authorities responded with the arrest of more than 10,000 people. Most of his collaborators were also arrested.
Last week Alexei Navalny was also fined for "defamation" of a World War II veteran and several other court cases await him, including a fraud investigation, punishable by 10 years in prison.
Navalny affair: From his cell, the Russian opponent gives reassuring news .
In a message posted on Instagram, Alexei Navalny declares: "All is well for me". His lawyer also confirms that he "is doing well" © Alexander Zemlianichenko / AP / SIPA Alexeï Navalny during his trial in Moscow on February 20, 2021. MESSAGE - In a message posted on Instagram, Alexeï Navalny declares: " everything's going well for me ". His lawyer also confirms that he is "doing well" Alexeï Navalny gives his news with rather reassuring words.