Opponent Alexei Navalny’s team reportedthat the politician is transferred for six months to a cell-type room (PKT) – a cell with a stricter detention regime, where people convicted of malicious violations of order are placed. Six months is the maximum possible duration of PKT for men.
Navalny supporters also reported that the opponent was treated for SARS with “huge doses of antibiotics contraindicated in this case”. Because of this, the politician had stomach pains, and he lost seven kilograms of weight.
On February 1, Navalny was to leave the disciplinary cell (SHIZO), where on January 25 he put for the 11th time in six months. The reason for this was that the opponent introduced himself incorrectly to the colony officer. Each time, Navalny was sent to the ShIZO almost immediately after the next release from there to the normal regime.
On January 30, Alexei Navalny’s team published a document in which they revealed the names of the employees of the penal colony IK-6, at the initiative of which the politician is constantly sent to a punishment cell. According to investigators, the administration of the colony regularly holds meetings on how to further aggravate the life of an opposition prisoner.
Previously, the colony’s administration recognized Navalny as a malicious offender. He unsuccessfully tried to appeal in court against earlier decisions to send him to ShIZO. The politician considers the reasons for the transfer to the ShIZO far-fetched, reports the almost torturing conditions created there and the inability to provide him with medical assistance.
January 17 marks two years since Navalny was detained after returning from Germany to Russia, where he was undergoing treatment and rehabilitation after being poisoned with a Novichok-like poison. Since then, the opponent has been imprisoned: first he was sent to a colony in the Yves Rocher case, then a new verdict was given in the fraud case and transferred to a strict regime colony. Navalny and his supporters consider the criminal prosecutions to be politically motivated. The main human rights organizations have recognized the opponent as a political prisoner or a prisoner of conscience.
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