The Russian prison department said Thursday that Alexei Navalny, a senior Kremlin commentator, will be arrested as soon as he returns from Germany.
Navalny said that he would fly home on Sunday. He was recuperating in Germany due to poisoning in August. He blamed the neurotoxicity on the Kremlin. He accused Russian President Vladimir Putin (Vladimir Putin) of now trying to prevent him from returning home with the threat of arrest. The Kremlin has repeatedly denied that it played a role in the poisoning of opposition leaders.
At the end of December, the Federal Penitentiary Service (FSIN) warned Navani that if he fails to report to his office immediately in accordance with the 201
FSIN said in a statement on Thursday that the company issued an arrest warrant at the end of December after Navani failed to report to his office. The Prison Service has asked the Moscow court to convert Navalny’s 3 1/2-year probation into a real sentence, stating that it “needs to take all necessary actions to detain Navalny before the court makes a sentence.”
In a parallel investigation before the new year in Russia, the main Russian investigative agency also filed a new criminal lawsuit against Navalny, accusing him of improperly providing $5 million in private donations to the Anti-Corruption Foundation and other organizations, and therefore suspected of large-scale fraud. . Navalny also refutes that these allegations are fabricated.
Navalny (Navalny) is Putin’s most famous critic. He has been sentenced to prison several times in the past few years. He fell into a coma on a domestic flight from Siberia to Moscow on August 20. He moved from a hospital in Siberia to two hospitals in Berlin. A few days later.
Tests in laboratories in Germany, France, and Sweden, and the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons, showed that he had been in contact with the Novichok nerve agent from the Soviet era.
The Russian authorities insisted that the doctor who treated Navalny in Siberia before Navalny was airlifted to Germany found no signs of poisoning and challenged German officials to prove that he was poisoned. They refused to conduct a full criminal investigation on the grounds of lack of evidence of Navalny’s poisoning.
Last month, Navalny posted a recording of a phone call in which he said he called a man who was allegedly a member of the Federal Security Service (FSB) officer, who allegedly poisoned him in August and then tried to cover it up.
The FSB rejected the recording as a forgery.