Moscow (EMS). There are reports of Alexei Navalny, a staunch opponent of President Putin, missing from jail. His spokesperson said that the jail administration did not allow the lawyers to meet him and said that he was not in jail. Along with this, his name has also been removed from the jail list.
It is noteworthy that an attempt has been made to kill a vocal critic of Putin earlier also. The news of the disappearance of opposition leader Alexei Navalny has shocked. According to Alexei’s spokesperson, his lawyers have not heard from him for almost a week and his name is also missing from the list of prisoners. Alexei, imprisoned in Moscow, was sentenced to 19 years in prison in August this year after being found guilty of crimes including creating and nurturing an extremist community. Navalny’s spokesperson alleged that despite repeated attempts, the lawyers were unable to meet the jailed leader and have been informed that he is not in jail. He alleged on social media that Alexei Navalny’s name is no longer in the list of prisoners.
Although lawyers tried to visit IK-6 and IK-7, where he was previously imprisoned, they were told they were no longer there and they did not know Alexey’s whereabouts at this time. Yarmysh wrote on X, he received no response from IK-6 and IK-7. Navalny was missing for the last six days. He said that the administration did not even tell where he was transferred. Quoting media reports, it was said that the jailed Russian leader has suffered a serious health incident. Let us tell you that Alexey Navalny was already serving an 11.5-year sentence on fraud and other charges, which he had described as baseless. He was last imprisoned in IK-6 penal colony.
Navalny was also fatally attacked in 2017. He suffered serious eye injuries in the attack. In 2018, he tried to stand in the presidential election but could not do so due to allegations of fraud. Alexey had called it a conspiracy by the government. In July 2019, he was jailed for 30 days because he had announced a major protest. An attempt was made to kill Alexey by poisoning him in the year 2020. He was found unconscious in the flight, after which an emergency landing was made and he was admitted to the hospital. After this he went into coma for several days.