Kremlin critic Navalny arrives in penal colony: RIA
Jailed Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny has arrived in a penal colony to the east of Moscow to serve his prison term, Russia 's RIA news agency said on Sunday citing a public commission that defends the rights of Russia n prisoners.
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MOSCOW (Reuters) - Jailed Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny has arrived in a penal colony to the east of Moscow to serve his prison term, Russia’s RIA news agency said on Sunday citing a public commission that defends the rights of Russian prisoners.Navalny, who sentenced to over two and a half years in jail for parole violations he said were trumped up, was transferred to a colony in the Vladimir region, Alexei Melnikov, the secretary of the Moscow’s Public Monitoring Commission, was quoted as saying by RIA.
The commission works closely with Russian prison authorities and has access to people in custody.Navalny will be quarantined before joining other prisoners in the colony, Melnikov said, according to RIA.Navalny’s ally Leonid Volkov wrote on social media earlier on Sunday that Navalny’s family and lawyers had not been officially informed about his whereabouts since Thursday when they learned he had been moved from a Moscow jail. headtopics.com
“We demand official information about where Navalny is, an access to him for his lawyers,” Volkov tweeted on Sunday.Navalny will serve his term in the penal colony number 2 in the town of Pokrov in the Vladimir region, 100 km (60 miles) to the east of Moscow, TASS news agency reported on Sunday, citing local media and an unnamed source.
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Horrible! He will definitely like living there and may stay FOREVER ! Свободу попугаям! Кхе, кхе... Свободу попугаям! Пусть всегда будет Вовка, пусть всегда буду я! Don't worry Reuters, I'm sure you'll be able to pump some kinda mulch about Mr 'Muslims are cockroaches' while he's incarcerated to keep your base suitably concerned.