The Moscow Office of the Federal Penitentiary Service (FSIN) confirmed that opposition leader Alexei Navalny was wanted. After establishing the whereabouts of the politician, he may be detained pending a court decision to replace the suspended sentence with a real one, the press bureau of the Moscow Federal Penitentiary Service reported. The court will consider the FSIN’s petition on January 29.
“Due to the fact that the actual location of the convict from September 24, 2020 the FPS is not known, on November 27, 2020, initial search measures were launched against A.A. Navalny, and on December 29, 2020, convicted A.A. was put on the wanted list with an order to take measures to arrest him when establishing the whereabouts of A. A. Navalny, ”the FSIN said.
The report says that taking into account “the facts of malicious violations, guided by the principle of inevitability of responsibility and the requirements of laws, equally equal for all citizens without exception,” the Federal Penitentiary Service is obliged to take all actions to arrest Mr. Navalny until the court’s decision to replace the suspended sentence with a real one.
On January 12, the Federal Penitentiary Service demanded that the oppositionist replace the suspended sentence with a real one. He was convicted in the case of embezzlement of 26.8 million rubles. from the company “Yves Rocher” and 4.5 million rubles. from a Multidisciplinary Processing Company. Alexei Navalny is going to return from Germany to Russia on January 17.
Earlier today, January 14, Mr. Navalny announced that the Investigative Committee of Russia (TFR) had refused to check the FSB’s involvement in his alleged poisoning by Novichok. The request came after the publication of an investigation by FBK in collaboration with Bellingcat, The Insider and CNN, with the participation of Der Spiegel. The ICR’s response says that “the statements do not contain specific information about the circumstances that indicate signs of a crime in the actions of the FSB of Russia.”
About what awaits the politician after returning to Russia – in the material of “Kommersant” “Alexei Navalny is landing.”