Navalny Says Placed in Solitary Confinement

Jailed Kremlin doubter Alexei Navalny claimed Monday he had been put in a penalty cell following his initiatives to create a labor union in jail. Navalny is serving a nine-year prison sentence in a stringent routine penal colony near the Russian town of Vladimir on embezzlement fees that he and his allies claim are politically inspired.

«Greetings from solitary confinement,» Navalny created on his social media, saying that formally he was put in an isolation cell for damaging the outfit code and unbuttoning the leading button of his prison bathrobe.

He stated he will remain in confinement for 3 days, however jail authorities warned that it can «become my permanent house» unless «I reevaluate my mindset.»

Navalny explained his cell as a tiny «concrete kennel» where it is «very warm and also there’s nearly no air

«There’s only a cup as well as a book in my cell. I just obtain a spoon as well as a plate at mealtimes,» he claimed.

An iron bunk is lowered from outside making use of a lever in the evening and also do away with early in the morning when they eliminate your mattress and pillow, he claimed.

«No gos to, no letters, no parcels. This is the only place in the jail where even cigarette smoking is restricted,» he added.

Recently, Navalny announced that he produced a one-man labor union in the penal colony where he works by sewing.

While the organized labor attained the very first victory— the feceses used by inmates operating at stitching equipments were replaced with chairs— Navalny said he received cautions from the prison management.

Navalny had actually been serving two-and-a-half years for violating parole on old fraud costs but in March his prison time was encompassed 9 years after he was found guilty of embezzling contributions to his political companies and also ridicule of court.

Navalny, 46, rose to prestige as an anti-corruption blogger as well as, prior to his imprisonment, activated anti-government demonstrations throughout Russia.

In 2020, he barely made it through a poisoning strike with Novichok, a Soviet-designed military-grade nerve agent. Navalny has actually accused Russian authorities, but the Kremlin has actually denied any participation.

He was apprehended last year on his return from therapy in Germany, triggering prevalent stricture abroad and assents from Western capitals.

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