Once again a solitary cell for Putin critic Navalny in a penal colony | Abroad
Navalny, 46, is serving a nine-year prison sentence in a criminal colony near the city of Vladimir. He allegedly embezzled the money. He said the accusations and convictions were politically motivated.
“The truth is that I am too politically active to be a prisoner,” Navalny said. “The Prisoners Guild you founded is a source of great discomfort.” Last week, he said he received a similar five-day prison sentence for walking without his hands behind his back. On August 15, he announced that he had been imprisoned for three days for not pressing the top button of his prison uniform.
Navalny was arrested last year when he returned to Russia from Germany. He had been treated there after surviving an attack with the nerve agent Novichok in Siberia. The Kremlin denies involvement in the assassination attempt. He said earlier that his cell could be compared to a heated “concrete breeding house” without fresh air.
“There is only a cup and a book in my cell. I get a spoon and a plate during meals. No visitors, no messages, no packages.” He added that this is the only place in the prison where smoking is prohibited.
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