Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny positioned in solitary confinement after beginning union for convicts

Alexei Navalny, an anti-corruption activist best-known for being Russian President Vladimir Putin’s loudest critic, revealed he has been ordered to spend time in solitary confinement.

“There’s solely a mug and a e book in my cell. I solely get a spoon at mealtimes. They even took away my jail garments and gave me momentary ones,” Navalny mentioned in a Twitter thread shared on Monday. “Greetings from solitary confinement.”

His punishment comes simply greater than every week after he revealed that he arrange a labor union for convicts, of which he mentioned he was the one member on the time. To date, the group has efficiently argued for changing backless stools with chairs within the jail’s stitching store the place he works, Navalny famous.

“The Kremlin desires to see its Gulag composed of silent slaves. However right here I’m rallying folks and demanding that some legal guidelines be obeyed,” he mentioned. “So I used to be summoned from my barrack to the fee, the place they introduced that video footage confirmed me commonly unbuttoning the highest button of my jail gown whereas within the industrial zone (the gown is only a few sizes too small for me.”

“This, in fact, characterizes me as an unrepentant, incorrigible villain,” the Kremlin critic continued. “That’s the reason the choice was made to place me in a particular housing unit.”

Navalny mentioned that to this point, he’s solely spent three days in isolation, but in addition expressed concern that he would miss an upcoming go to with kin, which he’s allowed each 4 months.

“No visits are allowed to these within the SHU, so they are saying except I ‘rethink my perspective,’ it’ll turn into my everlasting residence,” he tweeted. “It’s not clear what perspective I ought to rethink. Towards slave labor? Or towards Putin?”

Again in March, Navalny was sentenced to 9 years at a high-security facility on fraud and contempt prices, which he has repeatedly claimed are politically motivated. He was was initially arrested in January 2021 upon coming back from a hospital in Germany, the place he had been recuperating from what he has known as an assassination try carried out by the Kremlin.

His followers revealed he first fell ailing throughout a flight from Tomsk to Moscow in August 2020, with a number of labs all over the world having since confirmed he was poisoned with the Soviet-era nerve agent, Novichok.

At the moment, he was sentenced to greater than two years in jail for violating probation.

Navalny in June mentioned he might face a further 15 years behind bars over allegations that he has inspired unsanctioned rallies and that he created “an extremist group to fan hatred in opposition to officers and oligarchs.” He added any punishment is solely a part of a authorities effort to maintain him behind bars so long as doable.

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