Putin Political Nemesis Navalny Put In Solitary Confinement

Russian dissident is serving a nine-year sentence for alleged fraud.

  • Navalny says he was  placed in isolation for trying to form a prisoners’ union, after recently filing a lawsuit asking his penal colony to disclose who purchases the goods manufactured there.
  • The popular opposition figure survived a 2020 poisoning attempt, which Kremlin critics widely believe was conducted by Russian security services.
  • Navalny recovered in Germany, then returned to Russia where he was inevitably and immediately arrested.
  • Officials say Navalny was put in isolation for violating prison dress code.
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