The location of prison where the imprisoned opposition leader Navalny is staying in Russia has changed

Russian dissident Navalny: I am being held in “concentration camp”

“I have to admit that the Russian prison system has surprised me. I wouldn’t even think that a real concentration camp was built only 100 km from Moscow,” the Russian dissident Alexander Navalny’s Instagram account posted after the visit of his lawyers.

It turned out that the Russian dissident was held in a prison known for its very tight control in the Vladimir region in the northeast of Moscow.

It was not known in which prison Navalny was held until last week. Navalny’s exact location was a matter of curiosity after last week, after his lawyers explained that they had moved from Kolchugino prison and had not been told where he was being taken.


Navalny was sentenced to 2.5 years in prison for violating judicial control requirements while in Germany.

On 20 August 2020, Navalny, who was transferred to the Charite Hospital in Berlin by a private plane on the claim that he was poisoned on his return from Tomsk city to Moscow, was treated there and recovered.

Claiming that “he was poisoned by Russian intelligence on Putin’s instructions”, Navalny was detained at the airport while he was under passport control on his return to Moscow last weekend and was arrested by the court where he was taken. Protests were held across the country for the release of Navalny.


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