Dissident Alexei Navalny was transferred to solitary confinement with strict conditions
Navalny is to be replaced by the so-called EPKT cell. This is Solitary confinement with harsh conditions throughout the Russian prison system. According to the opposition, it is The sentence was on appeal against a sentence of 19 years in a penal colony. He was charged on August 4. The appeal was rejected by a court in Moscow on Tuesday.
“Yesterday, immediately after appealing my case, they took me before a special committee and informed me that due to my mistake I will be transferred to EPKT for 12 months.“, Navalny said through his lawyers.
“EPKT Year Severe punishment possible in penal colonies” – said Navalny emphatically and sarcastically “I feel like a jaded rock star on the verge of depression, who has hit the top of the charts and has nothing more to achieve.”
It’s unclear how the 12-month sentence in a maximum-security cell will affect an earlier decision to transfer Navalny to a special-security penal colony designed for the most dangerous inmates: recidivists and those sentenced to life in prison. Navalny is currently being held at the IK-6 penal colony in Melekiv, 250 km east of Moscow.
19 years in penal colony. This is the sentence received by Alexei Navalny
Navalny was arrested in January 2021 after returning to Russia from Germany, where he had been receiving treatment. He tried to poison. According to the politician, the attempt on his life was organized by the Russian secret services. In February 2021, a court suspended Navalny’s former prison sentence on charges of financial fraud. In March 2022, the protester received another sentence – The maximum security sentence on charges of fraud and contempt of court is nine years in the colony. Two months later, Navalny was indicted in another case “Creating a terrorist organization”, among others, “encouraging terrorism” and “rehabilitating Nazism” was added to the list of charges in October.
A Russian court found the opposition party guilty of “extremist activities” on August 4 this year and sentenced him to 19 years in prison. The sentence is cumulative for all previous “crimes” that Navalny is alleged to have committed.
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