The FSIN threatened Navalny to replace the suspended sentence with a real one. He was obliged to immediately appear in Moscow for checking Bonus: the federal service referred to an article in The Lancet about poisoning by Novichok

The main department of the FSIN in Moscow threatened to go to court with a request to replace the suspended sentence for Alexei Navalny in the Yves Rocher case with a real one . The agency said that Navalny, who is in Germany, does not fulfill the duties of a suspended sentence and evades inspection control. At the same time, the FSIN referred to a  publication in The Lancet about the poisoning of a politician with poison from the Novichok group. Without mentioning the essence of the publication, the department noted that, judging by this article, by October 12, Navalny had passed “all the consequences of his illness.” The FSIN concluded that Navalny could deliberately evade control.

On December 22, 2020, the magazine “Lancet” published an article based on materials from the German clinic “Charite” collected based on the results of treatment of a citizen of the Russian Federation, A.A. Navalny. Based on the publication, A.A. Navalny was discharged from the Charite Clinic on September 20, 2020, and by October 12 he had all the consequences of his illness. Thus, a conditionally convicted person does not fulfill the duties assigned to him by the court and evades the control of the criminal executive inspection.

The FSIN demanded that Navalny, who is in Germany, appear at the department’s branch in Moscow at 9 a.m. on December 29, the last day before the expiration of Navalny’s probationary period. The court sentenced the politician in  the Yves Rocher case on December 30, 2014 – then he received a three and a half year suspended sentence with a probationary period of five years. Later, the probationary period was extended by one year – until December 30, 2020. This was done on the basis that Navalny was found guilty of committing two administrative offenses due to his participation in uncoordinated actions.

As the lawyer Vadim Kobzev explained ,if the FSIN goes to court and the court supports the department’s claims, Navalny will be assigned three and a half years of the real term

Navalny said that the FSIN actually admitted the fact of his poisoning. An article in The Lancet is titled “Novice Nerve Poisoning.” “This means that the state has officially recognized the poisoning. Where is the criminal case? ” – wrote Navalny on Twitter. At the headquarters of the politician, they also noticed that the publication did not mention Navalny’s surname – it said about an unnamed patient, a 44-year-old man from Russia.

Journalists previously asked about the publication in The Lancet of the press secretary of the Russian President Dmitry Peskov. “We don’t read medical publications,  he replied .

The FSIN has repeatedly tried to replace Navalny’s suspended sentences with real ones . In 2015, the department asked to put the politician in prison in the first Kirovles case , in 2016 – in the Yves Rocher case. In the first case, this was explained by Navalny’s administrative offense; in the second, the Federal Penitentiary Service stated that the politician had not been reported to the criminal executive inspection several times without a valid reason (he himself denied this). In both cases, the courts refused the department. In 2017, the Federal Penitentiary Service again went to court in connection with the Yves Rocher verdict, but the court refused to consider the application, since it was not signed. The department later said that nothing was sent at all.

(C)MEDUZA 2020

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