Moscow: Navalny's trial, a three-and-a-half year prison sentence, has begun

Moscow: Navalny’s trial, a three-and-a-half year prison sentence, has begun

A proposal in the Moscow City Court to consider a proposal by the Federal Prison Authority on Tuesday that would change to a prison sentence to be executed Alexey Navalny Suspended.

According to the Russian state news agency, due to the great interest of the media, the trial was moved to the Moscow City Court Building, because there was not enough space for journalists at the original site.

Alexey Navalny, Russian President Vladimir Putin The president’s most famous critic was arrested on January 17 at the Russian border after his return from Germany, where he was treated for a neurotoxicity in Russia. Navalny accuses Putin of ordering his death, but the Kremlin denies this.

In the courtroom, Navalny was placed in a glass cage. Before the trial began, he praised his wife, who was fined on Monday for her participation in a protest to demand his release.

They said that you were a dangerous criminal and that you were a bad girl. I am proud of you

Navalny said through the microphone.

a According to Reuters At the time of the trial, riot police outside the building again cracked down on protesters near Navalny, arresting around 60 protesters.

The State Prisons Service has charged Navalny with embezzlement in the so-called Yves Rocher case and will now commute the previous moderate sentence to three and a half years in prison.

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