Colony No. 2, Pokrova, Vladimir Region, has no information about the arrival of blogger Alexei Navalny to serve his sentence. On Saturday, February 27, REN TV reports.
“We do not have this information,” said the source of the TV channel.
Earlier, the Yarnovosti portal reported that Navalny was allegedly taken to the Kolchugino pre-trial detention center in the Vladimir region, from where they plan to transfer him to a general regime colony in Pokrov.
On February 25, Navalny was transferred from SIZO-1 of the Federal Penitentiary Service of the Russian Federation “Matrosskaya Tishina”.
On February 2, the Simonovsky Court of Moscow replaced Navalny’s suspended sentence with a real one of 3.5 years in a general regime colony in the case of Yves Rocher. The reason was multiple violations of the probationary period. The Moscow City Court recognized the decision to replace the suspended sentence with a real one.
On February 17, the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) called on Moscow to immediately release the blogger from custody as an interim measure. In turn, the Ministry of Justice of Russia ruled out the possibility of releasing the blogger, who was convicted in the case of fraud against Yves Rocher, noting that this would be gross interference in the work of Russian courts.
Russian Justice Minister Konstantin Chuichenko noted that the received ECHR demand for the release of Navalny is unprecedented.
In addition, the Justice Ministry asked the European Court of Human Rights to reconsider the decision on Navalny. The department believes that the decision of the ECHR was adopted “without giving any legal reasoning and pointing out the facts refuting the arguments of the Russian side and confirming the existence of a real threat to the life and health of the applicant while in the remand prison.”