The Russian Federal Prison Service said in a statement on Monday that Navani stayed in Germany after recovering from illness, which violated his probation clause. Opposition politicians believe that the case was politically motivated.
“based on [Lancet] In the publication, AA Navalny was discharged from Charite Clinic on September 20, 2020, and by October 12, all his symptoms had disappeared.
“Therefore, the conditionally convicted person has not fulfilled the obligations given to him by the court and is evading the control of criminal inspection [service]. “
The service also added that Navalny has been ordered to appear in court in a Russian criminal control facility. Otherwise, he will be liable for compensation and his suspended sentence will be replaced by the actual sentence.
Navalny’s lawyer, Vadim Kobzev, said in a tweet Monday night that he had received an order from the criminal control department to order Navalny to appear in court in Moscow at 9 a.m. on Tuesday.
The case is often referred to as the “Yves Roche case” and dates back to 2014, when Alexei Navani and his brother Olegin signed a contract from two Russian companies between 2008 and 2012. Convicted of embezzling about US$500,000. One of them is related to French cosmetics. The company, Yves Rocher, found that the Navalny had laundered some of the money. Both were sentenced to three and a half years in prison, but Alexei’s sentence was suspended.
Navalny responded to the news in an Instagram post: “As I said, somewhere [Vladimir] Putin sat in the sandpit and yelled: “Why didn’t he die?” If he didn’t die, then he would be guilty twice, and now we will imprison him. “
“But if the “Lancet” publication is recognized at the national level, where are the criminal cases of poisoning?!” He added.
Navalny’s press secretary, Kira Yarmysh, said on Twitter: “It’s amazing. The Prison Service is very clear that Navalny is being treated in Germany and is trying to jump on the last train (Alexey’s trial period was on December 30). End!) and asked him to report for inspection. Tomorrow!”
The State Department will not explain why the United States has not caused any damage to Russia due to this poisoning, nor will it make an early statement. The statement was issued on Wednesday after CNN repeatedly asked for comment.