The oppositionist Alexei Navalny was transferred to solitary confinement under the harshest conditions
Navalny will be transferred to the so-called Epcot cell. this Solitary confinement with the harshest conditions in the entire Russian prison system. According to the opposition, it is so This is the penalty for his appeal against a 19-year sentence in a penal colony. Which was imposed on him on August 4. A Moscow court rejected the appeal on Tuesday.
“Yesterday, right after filing the appeal in my case, they took me before a special committee and informed me that due to my incorrigibility I would be transferred to EPKT for 12 months.“, Navalny said through his lawyer.
“Year EPKT it The harshest punishment possible in penal colonies” Navalny confirmed this and said sarcastically “I feel like a tired rock star on the verge of depression and topping the charts with nothing left to achieve.”
It is unclear how a 12-month sentence in a maximum security cell will affect the previous decision to transfer Navalny to a specially guarded penal colony reserved for the most dangerous prisoners, including: repatriates and people sentenced to life imprisonment. Navalny is currently imprisoned in the IK-6 penal colony in Melekheyev, 250 km east of Moscow.
19 years of penal colony. This was the sentence Alexei Navalny received
Navalny was arrested in January 2021 after returning to Russia from Germany, where he was undergoing treatment Attempted poisoning. According to the politician, the assassination attempt on him was organized by Russian intelligence services. In February 2021, the court suspended Navalny’s previous prison sentence on charges of financial embezzlement. In March 2022, the oppositionist received another ruling – Nine years in a high-security penal colony on charges of embezzlement and contempt of court. Two months later, Navalny was charged in another related case “Creating an extremist organization,” while the list of charges in October included, among others, “promoting terrorism” and “Nazi rehabilitation.”
On August 4 of this year, a Russian court convicted the oppositionist on charges of “extremist activities” and sentenced him to 19 years in prison. This sentence is the full punishment for all previous “crimes” allegedly committed by Navalny.
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