Posts Tagged ‘navalny’

Jailed Russian Opposition Leader Alexei Navalny Launches Hunger Strike

MOSCOW (AP) — Imprisoned Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny said Wednesday he has started a hunger strike to protest authorities’ failure to provide proper treatment for his back and leg pains. In a statement posted on Instagram, Navalny complained about prison officials’ refusal to give him the right medicines and to allow his doctor to […]

Kremlin opponent Navalny says he’s detained in ‘concentration camp’

Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny compared his detention conditions to those of a “concentration camp” in an Instagram post on Monday. “I must admit that the Russian prison system managed to surprise me. I did not think it was possible to build a concentration camp just 100 kilometres away from Moscow,” the post read. “Three […]

Kremlin critic Navalny: I being held in a prison camp in Vladimir region

Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny’s Instagram account confirmed on Monday that the jailed opposition politician is being held in a prison camp in Russia’s Vladimir region northeast of Moscow known for its strict regime. Navalny‘s precise location had been unknown after his legal team said last week that he had been moved from the nearby Kolchugino […]

Navalny emerges in jail in Russia’s Vladimir region, meets lawyers

Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny is sharing a quarantine cell in central Russia, allies said on Wednesday, revealing his location for the first time since he was moved from jail in Moscow last week to serve a 2-1/2 year sentence in a penal colony.The whereabouts of Navalny, 44, had been a mystery since he left jail […]

Kremlin downplays impact of sanctions imposed by US and EU over Navalny but will retaliate

The Kremlin on Wednesday played down the impact of sanctions imposed by the United States and the European Union over Moscow’s treatment of opposition politician Alexei Navalny, but said it would retaliate with reciprocal measures. In President Joe Biden‘s most direct challenge yet to the Kremlin, the United States on Tuesday imposed sanctions to punish […]

Alexei Navalny: US sanctions Russian officials over nerve-agent attack

The Biden administration sanctioned seven mid-level and senior Russian officials on Tuesday, along with more than a dozen government entities, over a nearly fatal nerve-agent attack on opposition leader Alexei Navalny and his subsequent jailing. The Kremlin has described the sanctions as “absolutely unacceptable” and accused the West of interference in its internal affairs. Washington’s […]

US sanctions Russia for poisoning Alexei Navalny

The United States on Tuesday imposed sanctions to punish Russia for what it described as Moscow’s attempt to poison opposition leader Alexei Navalny with a nerve agent last year, in President Joe Biden’s most direct challenge yet to the Kremlin. The announcement of action against seven Russian officials and 14 entities made by senior Biden […]

Russian opposition leader Navalny sent to prison outside Moscow

The Russina opposition leader Alexei Navalny, handed a two and a half year jail sentence, has been moved to a prison outside Moscow, his lawyer said. Navalny’s incarceration has led to international calls for his immediate release, including from Europe’s top human rights court. His lawyer, Vadim Kobzev, didn’t immediately say what prison he was […]

Jailed Putin critic Navalny moved, probably to prison camp – lawyer

Jailed Russian opposition politician Alexei Navalny has been moved to an undisclosed detention center outside Moscow that may be a prison camp, his lawyer and a member of a rights organization said on Thursday. [embedded content] Navalny, a prominent critic of President Vladimir Putin, was jailed this month over alleged parole violations related to an […]

Anger after Amnesty strips Navalny of ‘prisoner of conscience’ status

On Tuesday, spokesman Alexander Artemyev said the human rights organisation had altered its stance after a review of historical speeches that “advocated violence and discrimination”. The NGO would continue to campaign to free the opposition leader, he said, given that he had been persecuted for “political views”. The move is not entirely without precedent, with […]

Amnesty International revokes Navalny’s ‘prisoner of conscience’ status

Amnesty International no longer considers jailed Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny a “prisoner of conscience” due to past comments he made that qualify as advocacy of hatred, the group said.Amnesty, however, still believes that Navalny should be freed from jail, that he has committed no crime and that he is being persecuted for his campaigning and […]

Navalny Is A NATO Agent, But Not All Unauthorized Protesters Are Foreign Proxies

By Andrew Korybko Source Recent statements from President Putin, spy chief Naryshkin, and Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Zakharova confirm that anti-corruption blogger Alexei Navalny is a NATO agent, but that doesn’t mean that all unauthorized protesters who previously gathered in his support are foreign proxies since many of them are simply being misled as part of […]

Putin critic Navalny loses appeal against ‘absurd’ jail term

A Moscow court has upheld a ruling to jail Alexei Navalny, rejecting an unlikely appeal by the Kremlin critic against his two year and eight month sentence. Mr Navalny was convicted earlier this month for supposedly hiding from parole hearings, including during the time he was recovering from nerve agent poisoning in Germany. Read more […]

Alexei Navalny: Russia rejects European rights court’s order to free Kremlin critic

Europe’s top human rights court has ordered Russia to release jailed opposition leader Alexei Navalny, a ruling quickly rejected Wednesday by Russian authorities who are bent on isolating the Kremlin’s most prominent foe. The decision by the European Court of Human Rights had demanded that Russia free Navalny immediately and warns that failing to do […]

Russians set for candle-lit Valentine’s Day protest after Navalny jailing

 Supporters of Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny plan to hold candle-lit gatherings in residential courtyards across Russia on Sunday despite warnings that they could be arrested. Navalny’s allies have declared a moratorium on street rallies until the spring after police detained thousands of people at protests in the past few weeks against the opposition politician’s arrest […]

Russia says it will cut ties with the EU if sanctioned over Navalny

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has said Moscow is ready to sever ties with the European Union if the bloc hits it with painful economic sanctions, according to extracts of an interview posted on the ministry’s website on Friday. Relations between Russia and the West have come under renewed pressure over the arrest and jailing […]

Jailed Russian opposition leader Navalny back in court on slander charges

A Moscow court will on Friday resume a trial against jailed Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny on charges of defamation. Navalny appeared at the Moscow’s Babushkinskiy District court on charges of slandering a World War II veteran last week but the trial was interrupted. He has rejected the case as the Kremlin enacting political revenge. […]

Russia issues international arrest warrant for senior Navalny aide who called for Valentine’s Day protests

Russia has issued an international arrest warrant for one of recently jailed opposition leader Alexei Navalny‘s closest allies, a Moscow court said on Wednesday. Leonid Volkov, a strategist who oversees Navalny’s regional headquarters, has angered authorities by organising anti-Kremlin protests from his base in Lithuania demanding the release of the Putin critic, who was last […]

Pressure mounts on State Dep’t: If Navalny deserves support, why not Issa Amro?

The anti-apartheid activist Issa Amro is to be sentenced by an Israeli military court on February 8 for a bunch of trumped-up charges relating to his nonviolent resistance over many years. And as we noted yesterday, politicians from around the globe have questioned the case, and Amnesty International and the UN have called for Israel […]

Navalny sacrificed his freedom to liberate Russia; now he needs our help

Ten days ago, a man told reporters in Moscow that he was tired of being afraid. The man’s name is Sergei Radchenko. There’s no reason for this name to ring a bell: Radchenko is neither a known leader nor a celebrity of any sort. Yet on Saturday January 23, 2021, this ordinary man did something […]

Navalny sentenced to nearly three years in prison colony: ‘Punished for surviving Novichok’

Russian authorities condemned their most prominent critic to nearly three years in a prison colony on Tuesday in a widely-anticipated decision that was accompanied by angry protests outside. Speaking from behind a glass box in the courtroom, Mr Navalny said he was being punished for surviving an assassination attempt ordered by Vladimir Putin. He had […]

The Navalny Protests Charade: More Western Interference & Disinfo on Russia

By Eva Bartlett  -Eva K Bartlett, January 30, 2021, Moscow Western mass media and hypocritically-indignant Western representatives are again busily claiming Russian peaceful protesters have been brutalized by police in demonstrations across Russia on January 23. The sloganeers demand the release of the unpopular petty criminal and Western flunkey, Alexei Navalny, arrested upon returning to Russia for […]

Alexei Navalny: scores detained in mass protests following opposition leader sentencing

Nearly 1,000 people were detained on Tuesday night in Russia after mass protests broke out in Moscow and Saint Petersburg after a court sentenced Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny to prison for more than 2 1/2 years. It ruled he violated the terms of his probation while recuperating in Germany from nerve-agent poisoning. Navalny, who […]

Alexei Navalny Condemns ‘Thieving Little’ Putin In Dramatic Courtroom Speech

In an unsparing courtroom speech delivered before he was sentenced to two-and-a-half years in a labor camp on Tuesday, Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny sharply criticized President Vladimir Putin, describing him as a “thieving little man in his bunker.” Navalny was arrested Jan. 17 upon his return to Moscow from Germany, where he’d spent five months […]

Kremlin critic Navalny to spend two years and eight months in jail

 A Russian court jailed Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny on Tuesday in a ruling which the opposition politician blamed on what he called President Vladimir Putin’s hatred and fear of him. The Moscow court handed Navalny a three-and-a-half-year sentence but his lawyer said the anti-corruption blogger would serve only two years and eight months in jail because […]

Moscow Court Orders Kremlin Critic Navalny To Prison

MOSCOW (AP) — A Moscow court on Tuesday ordered Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny to more than 2 1/2 years in prison on charges that he violated the terms of his probation while he was recuperating in Germany from nerve-agent poisoning. Navalny, who is the most prominent critic of President Vladimir Putin, had earlier denounced […]

Russia Arrests 4,700 In Protests Demanding Navalny’s Release

MOSCOW (AP) — Chanting slogans against President Vladimir Putin, tens of thousands took to the streets Sunday across Russia to demand the release of jailed opposition leader Alexei Navalny, keeping up nationwide protests that have rattled the Kremlin. More than 4,700 people were detained by police, according to a monitoring group, and some were beaten. […]

Russia protests – live: Navalny’s wife amongst 2,000 supporters detained as police close central Moscow

‘Hundreds arrested’ in pro-Navalny protests across Russia Alexei Navalny’s wife has been detained along with 2,000 others as protesters across Russia demanded the release of the jailed opposition politician.  Yulia Navalnaya joined a rally in Moscow – where police sealed off pedestrian access in areas and shut down metro stations – where she counted among […]

Nobel Peace Prize: Trump, Navalny, Thunberg and WHO among candidates as nominations close

Russian dissident Alexei Navalny, the World Health Organisation and climate campaigner Greta Thunberg have joined Donald Trump among a list of expected nominations for the Nobel Peace Prize, according to a survey of Norwegian MPs who are eligible to propose candidates and who have a track record of successfully guessing the winner. Ms Thunberg, Mr […]

Mass arrests in Russia of protesters demanding Navalny’s release

On Sunday, police detained more than 1,000 people in protests held in cities across Russia’s 11 time zones, according to the OVD-Info, a group that monitors arrests. In Moscow, authorities introduced unprecedented security measures in the city center, closing subway stations near the Kremlin, cutting bus traffic and ordering restaurants and stores to stay closed. […]

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