the russian opponent Alexei Navalny assured in a message through social networks that the repressive forces that serve Vladimir Putin they locked him in a solitary cell for the next six months.
The opponent’s defense indicated that the objective of the measure is cause deterioration of your health.
Navalny, 46, indicated through Instagram that for months he has been denied the opportunity to reunite with his family. The solo step means that he will not see his wife and children for another six monthshe added.
“Even maniacs and serial killers serving life in prison have the right to meetings, but I don’t”, he lamented. “When something like this happens to you, you understand even more the importance of fighting this unscrupulous government, the importance of doing at least something to free Russia from the yoke of these ruffians and dissipate the drug with which they have wrapped the heads of millions.” sentenced Navalny.
The Russian opponent imprisoned by Putin and who brought to light the official corruption and organized mass protests against the Kremlin, is fulfilling a nine year sentence for fraud in a maximum security prison 250 kilometers east of Moscow.
Navalny was arrested in January 2021 upon returning from Germany, where he was recovering from a poisoning with a neurotoxin he blames on the Kremlin. He was sentenced to two and a half years for violate probationly then to nine years for fraud and contempt of justice.
A few weeks ago, supporters of Navalny set up in front of the Russian embassy in Berlin a replica of the tiny “punishment cell” in which he spent 91 days in 2022, to try to raise awareness about his situation.
A hundred people, including Oleg, Navalny’s brother, attended the demonstration on the famous boulevard Unter den Lindensome with signs asking for the freedom of political prisoners Russians and others calling for impeachment of President Vladimir Putin for war crimes in Ukraine.
“There is a connection between what happens to Alexey Navalny and the war in Ukrainesaid Leonid Volkov, president of the anti-corruption organization founded by Navalny more than 10 years ago.
He assured that Navalny has spoken out against the war in his judicial hearings. “Every time he does it, they punish him,” he added.
Russian authorities are responding to external pressure, such as the recent petition by hundreds of doctors to treat the opponent, Volkov said.
“Maybe there are signs that they listen in the Kremlin”, he narrowed. “Not because they are good people, which they are not, not because they are humanitarian, but because they are vulnerable.”
Volkov hinted that Putin could use Navalny in future peace negotiations.
“He knows that at some point he will have to negotiate, and then there will be many options on the table,” he added.
(With information from The Associated Press)
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