Kremlin critic Navalny arrives in penal colony to serve his prison term

Reuters |
Published: 02.28.21 , 16:29
Jailed Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny has arrived in a penal colony to the east of Moscow to serve his prison term, Russia's RIA news agency said on Sunday citing a public commission that defends the rights of Russian prisoners.
Navalny, who sentenced to over two and a half years in jail for parole violations he said were trumped up, was transferred to a colony in the Vladimir region, Alexei Melnikov, the secretary of the Moscow's Public Monitoring Commission, was quoted as saying by RIA.
Navalny's ally Leonid Volkov wrote on social media earlier on Sunday that Navalny's family and lawyers had not been officially informed about his whereabouts since Thursday when they learned he had been moved from a Moscow jail.