“I never asked if I wanted to return, and I never did. It’s just because I didn’t leave. I came to Germany and got there in an intensive care unit. On Sunday, January 17, I will return home to Pobeda Airlines. Flight. Meet me.” Navani tweeted on Wednesday.
On Monday, the Russian prison authorities sent a formal request to the court to replace his probation in an old case with a real prison sentence.
The Russian Federal Prison Service stated that in the so-called Yves Roche case of Navalny, his stay in Germany violated the probation clause, which Navalny believed was politically motivated.
The activist stated in the video address posted on his Instagram account that the new criminal case filed against him in Russia was “forged” and tried to prevent him from returning to his home country.
After receiving treatment at a charity clinic in Berlin, the anti-corruption activist is now in Germany.
Navalny was poisoned to death by the toxin Novichok in August and almost died. The Kremlin has repeatedly denied any involvement.
Russia launched new fraud charges and prison threats against Navani at the end of 2020, putting even more pressure on him.
This is a breakthrough story, and there are more follow-ups.