Motion for extension of Navalny’s probation period set for August 4
MOSCOW, July 24 (RAPSI, Lyudmila Klenko) – The Simonovsky District Court on August 4 will hear the Federal Penitentiary Service’s motion to extend a probation term for opposition politician Alexey Navalny in the Yves Rocher embezzlement case for a year, the court told RAPSI on Monday.
In December 2014, Navalny was given a 3.5-year suspended sentence in the Yves Rocher case. His brother Oleg received a 3.5-year prison term. They were convicted of stealing nearly 30 million rubles (about $500,000 at the current exchange rate) from two companies, including Russian affiliate of Yves Rocher. The term of Oleg Navalny is to expire on June 30, 2018.
Moreover, Alexey Navalny was found guilty of embezzling 16 million rubles from the Kirovles timber company. He received a 5-year suspended sentence in this case.
Being convicted the opposition politician was repeatedly subjected to administrative liability for organizing an unauthorized rally in Moscow on March 26, providing resistance to police and obstructing the order or procedure of holding a rally on June 12.