The Sunday Review
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In prison Russian dissident Alexey Navalny This has been transferred into A solitary Prison cellAccording to to Tweets from him and his staff. he A move that is designed to be done to “shut me up.”

NavalnyA prominent critic of Russian The President Vladimir Putin provided an explanation in a tweet on Thursday: “Congratulations, I’ve moved up one more level in the hierarchy of prison offenders,” Navalny Added irony to his words, pointing out that prison officials moved He to a cramped “cell-type room.”

For punishment and/or torture, cell-type cells are used. to Separate the most dangerous offenders from the Russian Penitentiary system. Inmates Russian Penal colonies are typically located in barracks, rather than cells. to A report by the Centre for Eastern Studies (OSW), a Polish think tank.

His isolation was a great help. Navalny That was the conclusion he Only two books are permitted and you can use prison commissary. “albeit with a very limited budget.”

But, “real indescribable bestiality, very characteristic of the Kremlin, which manually controls my entire incarceration,” This is called blocking visits. he said. His parents, his children, and wife were due to Visit, but he You won’t get it anymore to See them. Navalny wrote.

“Alexey Navalny was transferred to a cell-type room. It’s like a punishment cell, only not for 15 days, but forever,” Kira Yarmysh, his spokesperson, wrote the following on Twitter.

According to The Russian Penal code, detention in prison cellA -type room must not exceed six months. Sunday Review reached out to Russian For comment, penitentiary service

Navalny was In 2020, several Western officials were poisoned by a nerve agent. Navalny The Kremlin was openly blamed for his actions. Russia denies any involvement.

After recovering from Novichok poisoning, the patient spent five months in Germany. Navalny Last year, the results were back to Moscow, he was You were immediately arrested in violation of probation terms from a 2014 court case.

In the spring of this year, Navalny was Sentenced to Fraud charges: Nine years in prison he These statements were political motivated.

While Judge Margarita Koutova read the charges against him, footage was shown Navalny As a gaunt figure, he stood beside his lawyers in a room full of security personnel. He was unmoved and scanned some documents on a table before him, not even noticing the proceedings.

Navalny was In June, they were transferred to a penal colony. he was Serving his term to Melekhovo, Vladimir Region: A higher security prison facility

“They’re doing it to shut me up,” Navalny said in Thursday’s Twitter thread about his new prison conditions. “So what’s my first duty? That’s right, to not be afraid and not shut up,” he Writes, encouraging others to Do the same.

“At every opportunity, campaign against the war, Putin and United Russia. Hugs to you all.”