October 17, 2021

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Russian rival Alexei Navalny has been transferred from prison to an unknown location

Alexeï Navalny. Photo fournie par le tribunal de Moscou.

They did not tell anyone where he was transferred to, One of his lawyers, Olga Mikhailova, told AFP he could go to a prison colony, where he faces up to two-and-a-half years in prison.

Eva Merkatcheva, a human rights activist and a member of the Official Commission to Help Prisoners, told AFP No other variant Rather than leave for the penitentiary colony, he did not know where he would be sent.

Russian justice last week upheld the sentence of a 44-year-old rival, in a fraud case since 2014, in which he and several capitals and NGOs denounced being political.

He was arrested after returning from Germany on January 17, where he spent almost five months recovering from the alleged poisoning of the Kremlin.

Leonid Volkov, a close associate of Alexei Navalny, said on Twitter that he had not even informed the rival family of his whereabouts.

Authorities opposed the protest with all available police forces, special services and the army. ” Many of his accomplices were also arrested.

Last week, Alexei Navalny was also fined Defamation Against a World War II veteran, and several other court cases awaiting him, including a fraudulent investigation, he faces up to 10 years in prison.

Amnesty International victim of telephone forgery

On Wednesday, Amnesty International announced that it would no longer consider Alexei Navalny Conscience is a prisoner Due to the past hate speech, a decision that provoked numerous denunciations and the anger of rival relatives, the NGO claimed to have given to an organized campaign.

The controversy escalated further with the broadcast on Thursday, on the YouTube account of two Russian experts in a telephone fake calling for a zoom between three Amnesty leaders and comedians.

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We know what happened caused a lot of damage, Said Denis Krovochev, deputy director of Amnesty International for Europe and Central Asia, during the appeal.

Amnesty International Acting Secretary General Julie Verhar posted a message on Twitter thanking Leonid Volkov before removing it.

Frankly, and I do not want to say, in my opinion this zoom call is enough to disqualify amnesty leadership., React Leonid Volkov.

Vladimir Kauznetsov, alias Vovn, one of the two Russian comedians, called the AFP on Wednesday and said he was “easily surprised” by the fake management.