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Alexeï Navalny: plunged into the hell of "correctional colony number 2"


STORY - The main opponent of the Kremlin has just been jailed in one of the toughest prisons in the country.

Correspondent in Moscow

It is a terrible and inhuman place.

"A machine to break detainees"

, according to the testimonies of those who passed there and were marked for life.

Alexeï Navalny has been imprisoned since last Saturday in "correctional colony number 2" (

izpravitelnaya kolonia 2

, or IK-2), in Pokrov, in the Vladimir region, one hundred kilometers northeast of Moscow.

The number one opponent of the Kremlin is due to serve a two-and-a-half-year prison sentence there for non-compliance with judicial review as part of a suspended sentence for fraud which he received in 2014. On December 27, the Moscow judge had sent him a summons… for the next day.

Navalny was then still in Germany, where he was completing his convalescence after being the victim of an attempted poisoning last summer.

Attempt that US intelligence blamed on Moscow on Tuesday and for which Washington announced its sanctions against seven senior Russian officials

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Source: lefigaro

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