Russian prison authorities seek to jail opposition politician Navalny
MOSCOW, March 31 (RAPSI, Diana Gutsul) – The Federal Penitentiary Service (FSIN) filed a request with Moscow's Lyublinsky District Court to send opposition politician Alexei Navalny to prison, RAPSI learned in the court on Tuesday.
Navalny was given a five-year suspended sentence in July 2013 for embezzlement at the Kirovles timber company.
In December 2014, Navalny was given a 3.5-year suspended sentence in Yves Rocher case. His brother Oleg received a 3.5-year sentence in prison.They were convicted of stealing nearly 30 million rubles (about $500,000) from two companies, including Russian affiliate of Yves Rocher.
Since then, prison authorities repeatedly claimed a number of violations of law on behalf of Alexei Navalny.
Notably, he was placed in February under administrative arrest for distributing leaflets in the Moscow metro in violation of the procedure for public demonstrations.