Moscow court to rule on appeal against Navalny’s arrest
Navalny handed over the appeal from the jail &# 171; Sailor’s silence&# 187;
It was published on the politician’s Instagram page&# 160;
The head of the Anti-Corruption Foundation, Alexei Navalny, handed over an appeal from the Matrosskaya Tishina remand prison, where he was placed the day before. Navalny’s words were published on Tuesday evening on the politician’s Instagram page.
In his address, the oppositionist spoke about the conditions of his detention – “a small room, a window, an iron bed”, stressing once again that he did not regret returning to Russia. “I could not have acted otherwise, and there is no pathos, no sacrifice, no fatalism – a completely rational choice,” Navalny said, adding that he refuses to put up with the lawlessness in Russia and “be silent, listening to the shameless lies of Putin and his friends, mired in corruption “.
In the end, Navalny said that the only people who are afraid of the authorities are those who “fight as best they can.” The politician urged to join such people.
A few hours earlier, the secretary of the Public Monitoring Commission of Moscow, Alexei Melnikov, announced that he had visited Navalny in the pre-trial detention center. According to Melnikov, the oppositionist is being held alone in a three-bed cell, since after arriving from abroad, he must undergo a two-week quarantine. The cell, according to the secretary of the PMC, has a refrigerator, an electric kettle, a TV set and hot water..
“Aleksey Anatolyevich told the commission that he was glad to be back in his homeland and thanked for the support. Navalny said that there is no moral and physical pressure on him from the staff of the institution, “Melnikov wrote in his Telegram channel..
Alexei Navalny was taken into custody in the Matrosskaya Tishina detention center on Monday – a day after his return to Russia from Germany, where the politician was undergoing rehabilitation after being poisoned with Novichok combat poison. Navalny must stay in jail pending trial to replace his suspended sentence with a real one according to the sentence that was passed in 2014 in the Yves Rocher case. The meeting is scheduled for February 2.
Dozens of countries demanded Navalny’s immediate release. The headquarters of the politician announced large-scale protests throughout Russia on January 23.
Radio &# 171; Freedom&# 187;