Navalny In Vladimir Region East Of Moscow To Serve Prison Term
Umer Jamshaid 2 months ago Sun 28th February 2021 | 08:10 PM
Moscow, (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 28th Feb, 2021 ) :Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny has been transferred to the Vladimir region some 200 kilometres (124 miles) east of Moscow to serve a 2.5-year term in a penal colony, Moscow's public commission that monitors detainees' human rights said Sunday.
For several days, his allies had been unaware of his whereabouts, with the head of the Federal Prison Service saying Friday Navalny had been transferred from a Moscow detention centre to a penal colony without providing further details.
Reports based on unnamed sources circulated in local media over the weekend about Navalny's possible location, before Moscow's public commission said in a statement Sunday that the opposition figure was in a Federal Prison Service institution in the Vladimir region.
"At first, he will be in quarantine, then he will be transferred to his colony," he added.
Leaders of Western countries have condemned his detention and called for his immediate release.