Russia added the brother of Alexei Navalny and another collaborator to the list of fugitives and called for their capture

Oleg Navalny. Mikhail Tereshchenko/TASS. (Mikhail Tereshchenko/)

The Russian Ministry of Internal Affairs has including Oleg Navalnibrother of the Russian opposition leader, Alexei Navalni, on the federal wanted list for allegedly violating the terms of his parole.

Oleg was sentenced last August to one year of probation for having called on the Russians to participate in the demonstrations in favor of his brother.

Among other restrictions, he could not leave the house between 10:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m. He was also unable to leave Moscow or participate in public events.

Furthermore, it had to Submit twice a month to supervisory authorities.

FILE PHOTO: Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny (L) and his brother Oleg take selfies during a rally in memory of politician Boris Nemtsov, who was assassinated in 2015, in Moscow, Russia February 24, 2019. REUTERS/File Photo Maxim Shemetov//File Photo (Maxim Shemetov/)

The so-called “health case” was opened in January 2021 after the massive unauthorized protests in the Russian streets to demand the release of Alexei Navalni, detained a year ago upon his return from Germany, where he recovered from the poisoning he suffered in 2020 in Siberia, at the hands of the Kremlin, according to a complaint.

The Prosecutor’s Office affirms that the defendants – among them several collaborators of the opposition leader – promoted the demonstrations and therefore provoked people to violate sanitary and epidemiological regulations.

The lawyer of the brother of the opposition leader, Nikos Paraskevov, told the Interfax agency that the inspectors went to Oleg’s home and did not find him there, so he was included in the search and capture list.

On Tuesday, Russia’s Federal Penitentiary Service asked a Moscow court to revoke Oleg Navalny’s parole and impose a prison sentence, because he allegedly failed to register with the supervisory authorities for people who have to report to them each month. , according to RIA Novosti.

Navalny Prison Russia
Image of the prison in which Navalni is found (Photo by Dimitar DILKOFF / AFP) (DIMITAR DILKOFF /)

The hearing will be held on February 18.


On the other hand, the Russian authorities included Alexei Navalni, and several of his associates in the list of people and organizations involved in “terrorist and extremist” activities.

The inclusion was made in the registry operated by the Federal Financial Supervision Service, Rosfinmonitoring.

In addition to Navalni, who is serving a two-and-a-half-year prison sentence for having breached the terms of his parole, they include the former “number two” of the opposition leader, Liubov Sobol, or the former head of his office in the city of Ufa, Lilia Chanysheva.

Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalni in a file image.  EFE/EPA/YURI KOCHETKOV
Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalni in a file image. EFE/EPA/YURI KOCHETKOV (YURI KOCHETKOV/)

Other partners of Navalni have also been added to the list, such as Ruslan Shaveddinov and Pavel Zelenskywho worked as a camera operator for the Fund to Fight Corruption (FBK) of the opposition leader, declared an extremist and outlawed in 2021, as well as Vyacheslav Gimadiformer Fund attorney, and Georgi Alburovanti-corruption investigator for the Russian opposition leader.

Already on January 14, the Russian authorities included Navalni’s close allies, Leonid Volkov and Ivan Zhdanov on the same list.

Both are exiled, like Sobol, due to the persecution of the Russian Justice against all of Navalni’s allies and partners of his outlawed organizations.

Navalni’s network of offices has been listed since April last year in the same registry, as has the FBK, which implies the freezing of the bank accounts of those affected, among other measures.

(with information from EFE)


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