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Relatives of jailed Russian foe Alexei Navalny say they don’t know where he is.

Relatives of jailed Russian foe Alexei Navalny say they don’t know where he is.

His lawyers went to “two penal colonies” where he might have been incarcerated, but learned “he wasn’t there.”



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Alexei Navalny (in black) during a trial verdict on a series of terrorism charges, August 4, 2023, at a maximum security prison 250 km east of Moscow, Russia.  (Alexander Nemenov/AFP)

Supporters of Russian dissident Alexei Navalny, who is serving a 19-year prison sentence, announced on Monday, December 11 that they had been trying in vain to contact their client for almost a week and had no idea where he was. His lawyers visited on Friday and Monday “Two penal colonies where Alexei Navalny could be (…)” But learned “He’s not there”, its spokeswoman Kira Yarmich announced. A while ago, she announced that she was “Six Days” His team didn’t ask him that. “They’re making fun of us”She succeeded.

According to prison officials, Alexeï Navalny missed a court hearing in which he had to appear via video conference, which was justified by a power outage. Washington replied: “very concerned” He reiterated his call for the immediate release of the Russian dissident because of a lack of information on his whereabouts. “He shouldn’t have been jailed in the first place.”John Kirby, a spokesman for the White House National Security Council, said US officials were seeking to learn more.

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