Alexei Navalny, a critic of the Kremlin who is now doing time in prison, claims that Russian officials are to blame for his placement in solitary confinement after he was transferred to a cell in the penal colony where he is being detained.
According to dpa information firm, he claimed in a press release that he posted on Twitter on Wednesday that the authorities justified the move by stating that he had failed to keep his hands behind his back for three seconds while walking through the camp.
“Even by the norms of a Russian jail, sending someone to the punishment cell simply for three seconds of not having their hands behind their back is excessive, he tweeted. “Even by the standards of a Russian prison.”
Recently, the authorities were infuriated by his proposal to organise a labour union from inside the confines of the detention facility.
Navalny added that he had previously spent three days in the cage, which measured 2.5 by 3 metres, the previous week because it was purportedly because he had forgotten to button an item of clothing. The reason for his incarceration was not specified.
In one of his tweets, he said, “Here I am once again in my horrible closet with a cup and a book.” It’s not exactly exciting, to put it mildly. I believe that it would be beneficial for me to learn how to meditate.
At this time, he is serving a term that is ostensibly for fraud but is generally seen to be an attempt to quiet one of the Kremlin’s most vociferous opponents.
He is being kept at Penal Colony 6 in Melekhovo, which is located around 260 kilometres north-east of Moscow, and the conditions there are quite terrible.
Human rights groups have criticised the Russian court for making decisions that seem to be arbitrary, which is mostly believed to be under the control of the Kremlin.
In August of 2020, an attempt was made to poison Navalny with the deadly weapon Novichok. Navalny holds President Vladimir Putin responsible for the attempt, which he barely escaped.