Moscow-On Monday, the Russian prison service gave Kremlin critic Alexei Navani Last minute: flew back from Germany for the last time and reported to the Moscow office early on Tuesday morning, otherwise, if you return after the deadline , Will be sentenced to prison.
Navalny, one of President Vladimir Putin’s main critics, was airlifted to Germany for treatment in August after being paralyzed on a plane. Germany and other Western countries said the plane was an attempt to use Norwichk nerve The poison murdered him.
Russia said it found no evidence of his poisoning and denied any involvement in the incident.
The Federal Penitentiary Service (FSIN) on Monday accused Navalny of violating the terms of probation he is still serving since 201
Citing an article about his treatment in The Lancet, a British medical journal, Navani was discharged from the Berlin hospital on September 20 and all the symptoms of his so-called symptoms disappeared on October 12.
It said: “Therefore, the convicted person has not fulfilled all the obligations given to him by the court and is evading the supervision of the criminal inspector.”
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Navani was sentenced to three and a half years in prison for a theft, which he said was politically motivated. His probation period expires on December 30.
The prison department said in a statement late on Monday that it had summoned Navalny to report to the inspecting authorities that if his suspected violation of the probation clause proves to be true, his suspended sentence can be changed to true imprisonment. .
The prison department did not mention the deadline, but Navalny released a screenshot of an email to his lawyer, which stated that he must return and appear in the Moscow office by 0900 on Tuesday.
His spokeswoman, Kira Yarmysh, said on Twitter that it was impossible for Navani to return in time and that he was still recuperating after being poisoned, and accused the prison of obeying Kremlin orders.
She wrote: “It is impossible for him to appear at the Moscow Criminal Prosecution Service tomorrow. But does FSIN really care about common sense? They got the order and they are fulfilling it.”
The Kremlin has stated that Navalny can freely return to Russia at any time like other Russian citizens.