Navalny was placed in a cell of the SIZO Matrosskaya Tishina

Russia: Navalny arrives at Moscow region police dept for court hearing on Monday

Yesterday, the court, which was held in the building of the OVD in Khimki, arrested the politician until February 15

Politics Alexei Navalny, who was arrested the day before for 30 days, was placed in a three-bed cell of the quarantine department of the Matrosskaya Tishina detention center. In it, he is held alone, since after arriving from abroad, he must undergo a 14-day quarantine. This was announced by the secretary of the Public Monitoring Commission of Moscow, Alexey Melnikov, who visited the oppositionist in the pre-trial detention center..

According to him, the cell has a refrigerator, an electric kettle, a TV set and hot water. Melnikov also listed everything that was given to Navalny in the pre-trial detention center: mattress, pillow, blanket, bedding, plate, mug, spoon, toothbrush, toothpaste, soap, disposable razor, toilet paper.

The POC member conveyed the words of Navalny that he was glad to be back in his homeland and thanked him for his support. Navalny also said that the staff of the institution did not exert moral and physical pressure on him..

Opposition leader Alexei Navalny was detained on Sunday evening at Moscow’s Sheremetyevo airport, where he arrived from Germany, where he was treated after poisoning. Yesterday, the court, which was held in the building of the police department in Khimki, sent him to a pre-trial detention center until February 15. A court hearing is scheduled for February 2 to replace Navalny’s suspended sentence in the so-called Yves Rocher case with a real one at the request of the Federal Penitentiary Service (FSIN).

Navalny’s press secretary Kira Yarmysh recalled that the oppositionist had never been in jail before, except for one night in Kirov. “There are other conditions, there it is almost impossible to contact him,” Yarmysh wrote on Twitter..

Navalny was placed in a cell of the SIZO Matrosskaya Tishina

On January 17, Alexei Navalny flew to Moscow from Germany, where he underwent treatment since August after poisoning in Russia. On December 29, the Federal Penitentiary Service put him on the wanted list, stating that he had violated the rules of the probationary period, in particular, he was not noted in the criminal executive inspectorate. At the same time, the probationary period expired on December 30, and the sentence itself in the so-called Yves Rocher case – 3.5 years of suspended imprisonment, – according to the decision of the ECHR, was passed in 2014 in violation of Navalny’s rights.

Alexei Navalny was poisoned on August 20 and sent to Germany for treatment in a coma. He claims that he left Russia not of his own free will, and rejects the claims of the FSIN. Navalny knew that he was threatened with detention, but still decided to return to Russia. Alexei Navalny claims that he was poisoned by the Russian special services at the direction of the authorities, possibly Vladimir Putin personally. The published Bellingcat investigation cites facts about FSB officers’ surveillance of Navalny, and one of them actually confessed to the attempt on him..

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