A spokesperson for the Russian opposition determine says that jail officers have refused to say the place he was transferred.
A spokesperson for Alexey Navalny has mentioned that the Russian opposition chief has been faraway from the jail the place he was being held and that his whereabouts are unknown.
In a social media publish on Monday, spokesperson Kira Yarmysh mentioned that it has been almost every week since she heard from Navalny and that officers is not going to say the place he was transferred. The United States has additionally spoken out in regards to the incident.
“We’re deeply involved by these experiences that he’s now been gone for allegedly every week and neither his representatives or his household know the place he’s,” Nationwide Safety Council spokesman John Kirby advised reporters.
“We’re going to work with our embassy in Moscow to see how way more we are able to discover out,” he added.
Right now, as on Friday, the legal professionals tried to get to IK-6 and IK-7 — two colonies within the Vladimir area the place Alexey @navalny is perhaps. They’ve simply been knowledgeable concurrently in each colonies that he’s not there.
We nonetheless do not know the place Alexey is.
— Кира Ярмыш (@Kira_Yarmysh) December 11, 2023
The Russian opposition chief had been making ready for an anticipated switch to a “particular regime” high-security facility from Penal Colony Quantity 6, within the city of Melekhovo within the Vladimir area, about 230 kilometres (140 miles) east of Moscow.
A Russian courtroom handed the 43-year-old Navalny a 19-year jail sentence in August on costs of “extremism”, which he maintains are politically motivated. That’s on prime of an 11-and-a-half-year sentence that he was already serving.
In December, he additionally mentioned that he had been knowledgeable of new costs towards him beneath a penal code that covers vandalism.
“They actually do provoke a brand new felony case towards me each three months,” he mentioned in feedback issued via his associates on the time. “Not often does an inmate confined to a solitary cell for over a 12 months have such a vibrant social and political existence.”
The spokesperson Yarmysh advised the information outlet Reuters that Navalny’s present location will not be identified.
“We don’t know the place he’s proper now. He might be in any colony of particular regime and there are round 30 of them in Russia, throughout Russia,” she mentioned. “We are going to attempt to go to each colony there’s and search for him”.
The disappearance comes as Russian President Vladimir Putin prepares for an election marketing campaign, hoping to safe one other six-year time period on the nation’s helm.
The crew for Navalny, by far the best-known determine in Russia’s opposition, is making ready an “anti-Putin” marketing campaign and says that the chief’s disappearance is not going to halt their efforts.