Press Secretary of the Russian President Dmitry Peskov expressed the hope that Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny, who is serving time in prison, will not die in prison. According to him, the authorities “are not afraid” of the politician, but they also don’t want him to gain additional “popularity”.
“Let’s hope he doesn’t die (in conclusion – “B”) … Thank God that he is alive, “- said Mr. Peskov in an interview for the documentary” Vladimir Putin: Master of the Game “when asked about Navalny’s condition and” will he not die in prison “(translated by RIA Novosti).
Mr. Peskov also admitted that the authorities do not want the opposition’s rating to grow, he did not agree with the journalist’s opinion that the Kremlin is “afraid” of the politician.
On February 2, the Simonovsky Court of Moscow replaced Alexey Navalny’s suspended sentence in the Yves Rocher case with a real one. The oppositionist will spend two and a half years in the colony. In prison, he went on a hunger strike due to lack of medical care, but later stopped it because he had achieved what he wanted. In September, Alexei Navalny became a defendant in a new case under an article on creating an extremist community. Under this article, he faces up to 10 years in prison.
About the new criminal prosecution of the oppositionist – in the material of “Kommersant” “Building extremism in a single country.”