Moscow court to proceed with bid to overturn Navalny’s suspended term for embezzlement
MOSCOW, January 14 (RAPSI) – Moscow’s Simonovsky District Court will hear a bid of the Federal Penitentiary Service (FSIN) seeking revocation of Alexey Navalny’s suspended sentence in the Ives Rocher embezzlement case on January 29, the court’s press service has told RAPSI.
In late December 2020, FSIN officials warned Navalny of the possible replacement of his suspended sentence with a real prison term because of breaching obligations imposed by court and evasion of the penitentiary control.
According to the penitentiary authorities, Navalny left a German hospital yet in September. However, he has failed to appear in a correctional inspection as necessary since then.
Navalny’s lawyer Vadim Kobzev told RAPSI earlier that his client was put on the federal wanted list on December 28. He can be arrested when returns to Russia.
Currently, the blogger is a defendant in two criminal cases: over fraud and defamation against war veteran Ignat Artemenko.
On August 20, a plane departed from Tomsk to Moscow with Navalny onboard urgently landed in Omsk after the blogger became heartily sick. He was taken to a hospital in coma. Later, he was transported to Berlin. Russian medics said no poison was found in his body.