Court dismisses Kremlin critic Alexey Navalny’s appeal

Kremlin critic Alexey Navalnyi smiled and dismissed the appeal of the Moscow court, signifying peace, and upheld his two-and-a-half-year sentence in the Russian labor camp.

In a ruling Saturday, which was widely expected, the judge upheld the imprisonment of an anti-corruption activist, who has revealed the lavish assets owned by Russian leader Vladimir Putin and his political cronies. The judge overturned the activist’s parole in the 2014 embezzlement case, which Navalny said Politically motivatedAccording to reports.

The 44-year-old Navalni addressed her supporters in court from a glass-enclosed cell, revealing her faith in God and drawing inspiration from cartoons and “Harry Potter”.

“To live is to risk everybody,” he said, quoting from the cartoon “Rick and Morty.” “Otherwise you are just one inert part of randomly assembled molecules, where the universe blows you up.”

Navalny, the country’s most popular opposition activist, avoided being poisoned by an alleged government in August and then tricked a Russian spy into expanding the plot against him.

In a second test on Saturday, Navalny was Convicted of slander And was fined $ 11,500 against the World War II veteran. The vet appeared in a promotional video for Putin last year, intended to allow the Russian leader to walk for two more terms. Navalani described the people in the video as traitor and deprivation.

Russian protesters first demonstrated against the arrest of Alexei Navalny on 31, 2021 in Moscow, Russia.
Russian protesters first demonstrated in Moscow against the arrest of Alexei Navalny.
Alexander Zameliyanchenko / AP

Thousands of people took to the streets of Moscow and cities across Russia to protest Navalny’s arrest last month after seeking poisoning in Germany after medical aid. While he was in jail, his supporters released a video showing a sprawling mansion in a Russian resort town that Navalny says belongs to Putin, and for whose stolen money more than $ 1 billion The price tag was paid. The Kremlin has denied the charge.

“I want Russia to be free, but that is not enough in itself,” Naval said in the box. “We have everything but we are somehow a miserable country. I would have proposed to change my slogan Hoon: Russia will not only be free, but will also be happy. Russia will be happy! “

The judge reduced Navalny to 45 days from the original sentence of two years and eight months: “This is much better,” he joked.

With post wires

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