Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny has gone missing, his spokesperson says

Jailed Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny has reportedly gone missing, with his legal team unable to confirm his whereabouts for almost a week.

Developing story: Navalny failed to appear at two recent court hearings due to a supposed “power outage” at the prison colony.
* The lawyers have been informed by authorities that Navalny is no longer listed among the inmates.

Background: Navalny was expected to be moved to a harsher prison after being sentenced to an additional 19 years on charges of extremism, which many view as politically motivated.
* This sentence was in addition to the 11 1/2 years he was already serving.

Concerns: Navalny, a vocal critic of Russian President Vladimir Putin who survived a 2020 poisoning attack, has reportedly been in poor health recently.
* His disappearance coincides with Putin’s announcement of his intention to seek re-election in the upcoming March vote.
* As quoted by his spokesperson Kira Yarmysh, “We still don’t know where Alexey is.”
View original article on NPR
This summary was created by an AI system. The use of this summary is subject to our Terms of Service.

Contact us about this post






Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *