Kobzev says he visited Navalny the place his shopper, at current in quarantine, shall be held rapidly sooner than being moved to a penal colony.
“Alexey Navalny is in a quarantine cell. There are two people with him in the cell. He is in complete isolation, does not receive letters, the FSIN-Letter system is disabled for the entire pre-trial detention center. There is nothing in the cell except the TV. There is no refrigerator or even a kettle,” Kobzev wrote on Twitter.
Navalny was jailed for violating the probation phrases of a 2014 case by means of which he obtained a suspended sentence of three and a half years.
A Moscow courtroom docket took into consideration the 11 months Navalny had already spent beneath dwelling arrest as part of the selection and altered the remainder of the suspended sentence with a jail time interval closing month.
Russian authorities detained Navalny in January on his arrival from Germany, the place he spent 5 months recovering from Novichok poisoning he blamed on the Russian authorities. The Kremlin has repeatedly denied any involvement.
On Saturday, Russian state media firm TASS reported Navalny may be moved to a notoriously brutal penal colony positioned inside the Vladimir space.
Russia’s state-run data firm RIA-Novosti reported on Sunday — citing Moscow’s Public Monitoring Charge (ONK), which observes the remedy of prisoners — that Navalny had already been transferred to the colony.
Kobzev instructed CNN that Navalny was in no way inside the colony reported by state media: “He has never been to penal colony 2 in Pokrov, it was false information.”
Navalny’s chief of employees, Leonid Volkov moreover tweeted on Wednesday that each one the leaks and insiders have turned out to be a “complete lie.”
RIA-Novosti says Navalny will end up in a typical regime colony and there are two of them inside the Vladimir space. Every colonies instructed RIA Novosti that to date they haven’t any particulars about whether or not or not they’re anticipating Navalny to be transferred to each of them.
Remaining week, Navalny’s authorized professionals said he had been moved from Matrosskaya Tishina detention center in Moscow nevertheless no particulars had been provided to Navalny’s workers or his family on the place he was being moved to.
Marina Litvinovich, from ONK, instructed CNN Friday that Navalny was due to be despatched to a “general regime” penal colony, the most common type of jail in Russia.
Litvinovich said prisoners shouldn’t usually saved in cells nevertheless sleep in dormitories and are divided into groups. She added prisoners can work within the occasion that they choose to take motion.
Mikhail Khodorkovsky, as quickly as Russia’s richest oligarch and now in exile in London, spent 10 years in a distant penal colony close to Russia’s borders with China and Mongolia — the Krasnokamensk penal colony. Khodorkovsky famously fell out with Putin by funding opposition groups and highlighting official corruption sooner than being arrested.
After his launch in 2013, Khodorkovsky instructed CNN in an interview that he had been stabbed inside the face by a fellow inmate all through his time in jail.
“When I was stabbed with a knife I was lucky — he tried to get to my eye but he got my nose,” he said. “As a result, the dentist who was there — someone who was also a plastic surgeon — carried out an operation on me, which means it was virtually not noticeable.”
Khodorkovsky moreover described the cramped circumstances contained within the colony. He said people slept in barracks, sometimes with 50 to 100 people in a single room.
On his website online, the earlier oil tycoon has written of the remedy he confronted from jail authorities, who he says repeatedly accused him of “behavioural violations” with a objective to cease his parole hearings from succeeding.
Moreover they positioned him in isolated cells as a punishment, Khodorkovsky claimed.
Russian authorities have categorized Navalny as a flight hazard — a characterization the activist has ridiculed — so Litvinovich says he may very well be subjected to explicit supervision or searches.
Change: An earlier mannequin of this story, first revealed on Friday and updated on Sunday, acknowledged that Navalny had arrived at a penal colony east of Moscow. This was primarily based totally on information from Moscow’s Public Monitoring Charge together with reporting from TASS, Russia’s state media firm. On Wednesday, Navalny’s lawyer Vadim Kobzev said that Navalny is being held rapidly in detention center-3 in Kolchugino, inside the Vladimir space.