In 16 hours, investigators interrogated Lyubov Sobol five times. She had a confrontation with the mother-in-law of the FSB officer Kudryavtsev

Investigators held a confrontation between Lyubov Sobol, an employee of the Anti-Corruption Foundation (FBK), and Galina Subbotina, mother-in-law of FSB officer Konstantin Kudryavtsev, the alleged accomplice in the poisoning of Alexei Navalny.

A face-to-face confrontation was held in the evening of December 25, said Marina Litvinovich, a member of the Public Monitoring Commission on Facebook.

Yesterday, all day for almost 16 hours, investigative actions were carried out with her (Sobol). She said that confrontations were held with her: one of them was with the mother-in-law of that very Kudryavtsev, and this confrontation took place at ten in the evening. She and her lawyer objected to the confrontation at such a late time, but they were refused.

Marina Litvinovich said that after five interrogations in a row, Sobol was transferred to the status of a suspect in illegal entry into a home with the threat of violence.

At about 1 am on December 26, Sobol was taken to the temporary detention center on Petrovka in Moscow, where he was placed in a three-bed cell. According to Sobol, which Litvinovich brought in, the isolation ward resembles a “children’s camp of the eighties.”


In the criminal case on illegal entry into the home where Sobol is being held, eight examinations were appointed, including a DNA examination, for which the FBK employee was taken from the protective mask she was wearing. According to Litvinovich, “as many as six investigators are conducting the Sobol case.”

Lyubov Sobol was detained on December 25 after a search in her apartment. The criminal case was opened after the statement of Galina Subbotina after, according to the investigation, Sobol and her associates “repeatedly tried to enter the apartment of an elderly woman.” Sobol herself said that she came to the apartment of Konstantin Kudryavtsev, rang the doorbell, but they did not open it, after which she managed to enter the neighboring apartment. Alexei Navalny said that Subbotina herself went out to Sobol’s apartment.

(c)MEDUZA 2020


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