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After urgent proceedings, Navalny has to go to prison immediately: Kremlin critic leaves a message


Alexei Navalny was arrested on Sunday after landing in Moscow. In an urgent procedure, a Russian court has now pronounced the verdict: Navalny must be detained.

Alexei Navalny was arrested on Sunday after landing in Moscow.

In an urgent procedure, a Russian court has now pronounced the verdict: Navalny must be detained.

  • Alexej Navalny * was

    arrested in Russia on Sunday.

  • For several hours it was unclear where the Russian police were



    Putin critic


  • Now

    Navalny has

    been sentenced to 30 days imprisonment

    in an

    urgent trial

    in a police building

    (see update from January 18, 3 p.m.).

Update from January 18, 5:56 p.m

.: The foreign policy spokesman for the left-wing



Gregor Gysi



the way the Russian authorities


with the

Kremlin opponent Alexej Navalny

after his return from Germany.

"I think it's completely wrong that

Navalny was

sentenced to 30 days in prison for violating reporting obligations immediately after his return," said


on Monday.

“Even if


attacks the political structure in Russia heavily, you shouldn't treat a person like this on arrival after an attempted murder in Russia and his recovery in Germany.”


added that he hoped the court would refrain from revoking his parole.

Navalny: “Unacceptable” - EU states are demanding immediate release

Update from January 18, 4 p.m.:

In a joint declaration, the EU states demanded the

immediate release of

Alexej Navalny


In it they warned the Russian government against further repression against the opposition and civil society.

“The politicization of the judiciary is unacceptable, and Mr Navalny's rights must be respected,” the letter published on Monday said.


European Union

will include developments in its policy towards Russia.

The current

imprisonment of the opposition politician

confirms the negative image that the space for the opposition, civil society and independent voices in Russia is shrinking.

Arrested journalists and supporters of Nawalnys must be released immediately.

The EU foreign policy chief Josep Borrell disseminated the statement

Alexej Navalny addresses society in a YouTube video: Appeal to take to the streets

Update from January 18, 3:45 pm:

“Don't be afraid, take to the streets - not for me, but for you, for your future.” With these words to his compatriots, the

Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny reported

on Monday in one Video on YouTube to speak.

Shortly after it was published, the Russian court sentenced him to 30 days in prison.

Update from January 18, 3 p.m.:

According to the

German Press Agency,

Alexej Navalny


sentenced to

30 days in prison

by a Russian court in an urgent procedure


The opposition politician had violated reporting requirements after a previous criminal trial, it said on Monday.

Navalny criticized the process as a political staging with the aim of silencing him.

Federal government calls action against Alexej Navalny "completely untenable"

Update from January 18, 2:45 p.m .:

"The Russian authorities have arrested the victim of an assassination attempt with chemical weapons and not the perpetrators," said

government spokesman Steffen Seibert


“The German government therefore urges the Russian government to first release Mr. Navalny immediately;

and secondly, to fully clarify the circumstances of the chemical weapons attack on Russian soil. "


Alexej Navalny (M) and his wife Julia at the airport.

Shortly afterwards, the Kremlin critic was arrested.

© Mstyslav Chernov / AP / dpa

Seibert said

the Russian authorities' actions against the opposition politician

were "completely untenable".

The authorities previously justified his arrest on the grounds that he had violated probation obligations.

The judgment in question, according to Seibert, was classified as "arbitrary" by the European Court of Human Rights.

The Russian opposition politician Navalny stayed "after the assassination attempt against him here in Germany to convalescence," said Steffen Seibert.

It is therefore untenable to accuse him of violating his probation conditions for this period.

The government spokesman also criticized Nawalny's short-term judicial hearing at the police station.

Navalny arrest in Russia: International criticism of actions against opposition politicians

Update from January 18, 2 p.m.:

The arrest of the

Kremlin critic Alexej Navalny is





"We note with great concern that his arrest is the latest in a series of attempts

to silence


and other opposition and independent voices critical of the Russian authorities,"

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo wrote

in one Message.

EU Council leader Charles Michel

 called on his Twitter account for the

release of Navalny

: "I call on the Russian authorities to release him immediately." The imprisonment of the opposition politician is unacceptable.

Update from January 18, 12.53 p.m.:

The German federal government had

already requested

the immediate release of




Now EU Commission President

Ursula von der Leyen *


“I condemn the detention of Alexei Navalny by the Russian authorities.

You have to release it immediately and ensure its safety, ”a statement said.

She also continues to expect an independent investigation into the


on the Kremlin critic.

Kremlin critic Alexey Navalny: Russia's foreign minister calls for a joint investigation in the laboratory

But it doesn't look like that at the moment.

Russia's Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov

instead demanded evidence from

Germany that

the 44-year-old was poisoned,

according to the dpa


"Fulfill your international obligations," Lavrov said on Monday at an online press conference.

Russia was unable to


any poisoning with the chemical warfare agent


near Navalny

and is therefore not initiating any investigations.

Alternatively, Lavrov suggested that Russian doctors and their Western colleagues could examine the samples together - "so that trust is built".

Several laboratories, including one from the German Armed Forces, had detected the neurotoxin Novitschok in Navalny's blood.



therefore also imposed sanctions on representatives of the Russian power apparatus.

Alexej Navalny: Trial in an urgent procedure - "Grandpa in his bunker is now so afraid"

First report from January 18, 11:33 a.m .:

Moscow - As soon as he




, the Russian authorities were already waiting for him.

Putin critic Alexei

Navalny is now apparently to be sentenced by an emergency court.

And possibly at a police station.

The spokeswoman for Navalny, Kira Jarmysch, wrote on Twitter on Monday that his

“trial” was

starting “now” - 12.30 p.m. in Moscow, 10.30 a.m. German time.

Shortly thereafter, she posted a video in which Navalny speaks.

He was taken out of a cell so that he can see his lawyers.

Then he was taken to this



“I don't understand,” said Navalny.

He calls the action against him a "peak of lawlessness".

The Russian authorities had "torn up and thrown away the code of criminal procedure."

In other photos that Nawalny's spokeswoman retweeted, you can see people waiting and a camera team in a narrow room.

Alexei Navalny demands that journalists be admitted to the urgent procedure

Navalny can later be seen on the Twitter account of spokeswoman Jarmysch in the room with a judge.

In a video he calls for all journalists to be admitted, not just reporters loyal to the regime.

All others were apparently banned from the building before the "trial".

Lawyers criticized this urgent process as unprecedented - even by Russian standards.

Navalny speaks of



"I have often seen how the rule of law is ridiculed, but this grandpa in his bunker is now so afraid (...) that now the code of criminal procedure is simply torn up and thrown on the dump,"



in the improvised Courtroom.

By “grandpa in his bunker” Navalny means the Russian President

Vladimir Putin *


"It is impossible what happens here."

Nawalny's lawyers had apparently received a letter

informing them that


trial was to


in the police building, which then opened without anyone having been able to prepare.

Nawalny's lawyers and employees had previously stated that there was no trace of the opposition.

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Alexej Navalny apparently shortly before the rush trial in Russia - return from Germany on Sunday

Navalny had on Sunday after five months in Germany, where he recovered from an attack with the neurotoxin

Novitschok *

recovered, abandoned.

After arriving in Moscow, he was arrested at passport control.

The judiciary had put him out to be wanted.


Kremlin critic

is said to have violated probation conditions in a previous criminal case during his stay in Germany *.

Navalny criticizes the action against him as politically motivated.

(cibo / dpa) * is part of the Ippen digital network.

Source: merkur

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