The Russian Prosecutor’s Office supports the return to prison of the Russian opponent, who awaits two more trials. The defense of the opponent argues that everything is a political maneuver.
Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny awaits sentencing today. And the Russian capital, a new day of protests. The security forces have already detained more than 200 people in the vicinity of the court, including some journalists. Diplomats from 18 countries attended the trial.
The Spanish embassy requested to attend the trial but, according to a spokesperson, received no response . Other countries declined to attend because anti- Covid measures were not guaranteed , explain sources from the diplomatic delegation itself.
Since before dawn, traffic has been cut on several streets near the courthouse. There will be considered the request of the Russian prison service to replace the open Navalny regime with an effective prison sentence.
Up to three and a half years in prison minus the 10 months he spent under house arrest. It’s how long you can spend in jail for an old corruption conviction. The Russian Prosecutor’s Office supports the return to Navalny prison, which awaits two more trials. The defense of the opponent argues that everything is a political maneuver.
Although the events date back to 2008, it was after Navalny became known as an opponent that he and his brother Oleg were finally indicted, following Putin’s return to the Kremlin in 2012.
According to investigators, the brothers stole 26.8 million euros. rubles from Rocher and 4.5 million rubles from MPK, another company they worked with. But from the company several directors spoke in favor of both during the trial that took place at the time.
In December 2014, Navalny was convicted along with his brother Oleg of money laundering and fraud . Alexei was sentenced to three and a half years in prison with suspended sentence, which allowed him to serve it outside of prison. Meanwhile, his brother was imprisoned for the same period.
Now the Federal Penitentiary Service insists on enforcing the penalty in the Yves Rocher case, alleging that Navalny violated the conditions by not appearing for reviews during the last months of the probationary regime that expired at the end of last December, after several extensions. Navalny was recovering in Germany from a Novichok poisoning of which the Kremlin is the main suspect.