Alexei Navalny’s legal team is “looking” for him after he was taken to prison

While the move is in line with the judge’s orders in his March ruling, his legal team said the whereabouts of the currently imprisoned politician is unknown.

He added, “He was transferred to a maximum security prison, according to his sentence.” [in the new criminal case] “It came into effect but we don’t know which one. Where exactly is it, it is unknown to us,” said Olga Mikhailova.

We will continue to search [for him]Mikhailova added.

In March, a Moscow court sentenced Navalny A Nine more years In a maximum security prison. He was indicted by the Lefortovo Court in Moscow on fraud charges over allegations that he stole from his anti-corruption foundation.

CNN has contacted the Russian Federal Prison Service (FSIN) for comment.

A lawyer for an outspoken Kremlin critic was told he was no longer in prison in the city of Pokrov when he visited his client earlier on Tuesday.

“Navalny is missing from the Pokrov penitentiary colony. He did not attend a meeting with his lawyer today. We have no further information on where Navalny will be taken,” said Maria Pevchikh, Navalny’s assistant and head of investigations. in a tweet.

Navalny’s spokeswoman, Kira Yarmush, said on Tuesday that neither his family nor lawyers had been informed of his transfer.

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