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Navalny transferred to single cell-type room for year in what amounts to harshest punishment prison colony can give

Source: Meduza

Politician Alexey Navalny has been transferred to a single cell-type room (EPKT) for a year, according to his social media.

In the post, he wrote that the decision to transfer him was made at the commission in the colony, where Navalny was taken after the trial to appeal his conviction in the case on “extremism” against him. The politician claims that the decision was made due to his “incorrigibility.”

So I have a new prison cell and a new inscription on my back. A year of EPKT is the strictest possible punishment in all kinds of prisons.

I feel like a tired rock star on the verge of depression. I’ve reached the top of the charts and there’s nothing more to strive for.

On the other hand, I’m the one who didn’t rocket to the top but dropped to the bottom. And there, as we know, someone can knock from below.

On August 4, a Moscow court sentenced opposition figure Alexey Navalny to 19 years in prison on charges of “extremism.” He will serve his sentence in a “special regime” prison colony, the category of correctional institution with the toughest conditions for inmates in Russia.

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