The ECHR demanded that Russia immediately release Alexei Navalny. The Ministry of ‘Justice’ of the Russian Federation replied that it is “deliberately impracticable”
Updated . The Russian Ministry of Justice
said that the ECHR’s demand was “deliberately impracticable”
The ECHR demanded that Russia immediately release politician Alexei Navalny from custody. This is reported by “Interfax” with reference to the lawyer Olga Mikhailova.
The court made this decision “having considered the circumstances and possible threats to the applicant’s life” taking into account “the general circumstances of the applicant’s current detention”. The court stressed that the interim measures were taken “without prejudice to the decision on the merits of the present case.”
According to Mikhailova, in accordance with the rules of the ECHR, the Russian government must comply with the decision.
On February 2, the Simonovsky District Court of Moscow replaced Navalny’s suspended sentence in the Yves Rocher case with a real one. The court found that the politician did not fulfill the obligations of the suspended sentence.
The ECHR in 2017 found the Yves Rocher verdict unfair; the government of the Russian Federation paid compensation to Navalny, but the sentence itself was not canceled.