The Russian Federal Penitentiary Service mentioned in a press release Monday that by staying in Germany following the restoration “from his sickness,” Navalny is violating the phrases of his suspended sentence. The opposition politician believes the case is politically motivated.
“Based mostly on the [Lancet] publication, A.A. Navalny was discharged from the Charite Clinic on September 20, 2020, and by October 12 the entire signs of his sickness have handed,” the Federal Penitentiary Service’s assertion says.
“Thus, the conditionally convicted particular person will not be fulfilling the obligations assigned to him by the courtroom and is evading the management of the penal inspection [service].”
The service provides that Navalny has been ordered to seem on the penal management facility in Russia; in any other case he will likely be liable and his suspended sentence will likely be changed with an actual one.
Navalny’s lawyer Vadim Kobzev tweeted late Monday that he acquired an order from the penal management providers ordering Navalny to indicate up in Moscow by 9 a.m. on Tuesday.
The case in query, typically dubbed the “Yves Roche case,” dates again to 2014 when Alexey Navalny and his brother Oleg had been convicted of embezzling about $500,000 from two Russian companies between 2008 and 2012. One of many companies was affiliated with a French cosmetics firm, Yves Rocher, and the investigation alleged that the Navalnys laundered a part of the sum. Each had been sentenced to a few and a half years in jail, however Alexey’s sentence was suspended.
Navalny responded to the information in an Instagram put up saying: “Like I mentioned, someplace there may be [Vladimir] Putin in his bunker, stomping and yelling ‘Why did not he die?’ and if he did not die then he’s twice responsible and now we are going to jail him.”
“But when The Lancet publication is being acknowledged on the state stage, the place is the the legal case into the poisoning?!” he added.
Navalny’s press secretary Kira Yarmysh tweeted: “It is simply implausible. The Penitentiary Service realizing full properly that Navalny is being handled in Germany is making an attempt to leap on the final prepare (Alexey’s probation interval ends on December 30!) and calls for that he experiences for inspection tomorrow!”
The State Division wouldn’t clarify why the US has not inflicted any price on Russia for this poisoning or issued a press release sooner. Wednesday’s assertion got here after repeated requests for remark from CNN.