Vladimir Putin critic shares harsh punishments from high-security prison – World News

Alexei Navalny – Vladimir Putin’s staunch political opponent – was imprisoned by the Kremlin in early 2021 upon his return to Russia after being poisoned with the nerve agent Novichok while visiting Siberia in 2020.

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Alexei Navalny, an enemy of Vladimir Putin, published details about the harsh punishments imposed on the traditionalists in the notorious high-security prison to which he was transferred.

Opposition leader and staunch Putin critic Navalny abruptly disappeared from a prison last week before reappearing the next day in a notorious penal colony notorious for raping male colleagues.

Last Tuesday, he failed to attend a meeting with his lawyer in the Pokrov criminal colony, where he was serving a nine-year prison sentence on corruption charges.

His followers were relieved when he revealed on social media that he had been transferred to the maximum security prison IK-6 Melekhovo, about 250 kilometers (155 miles) east of Moscow, adding that he had moved from “ship to ship”.

The Kremlin imprisoned Navalny in early 2021 upon his return to Russia after poisoning Novichok during a visit to Siberia in 2020, which is widely believed to have been orchestrated by Putin and his associates.

Before his imprisonment, Navalny was the most powerful political opponent of tyrant Vladimir Putin


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But now a week after the move, Navalny has revealed the extent of the atrocities he experienced inside.

Relaying his words from behind bars, his team wrote on Twitter: “I believe I will never become a reformed prisoner.

“I only spent a week in my new comfortable, high-security prison, and I’ve already received a ‘reprimand from the head of the foundation’ rights.”

Navalny claims that if he receives another reprimand – which is given for abusive reasons or even by cruel guards – he may be sent to a “punitive cell”.

Navalny says guards persuade inmates to do their dirty work by giving them favors, such as family visits.


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There, he said, prisoners could “easily die of pneumonia” or “break your neck when you fall out of bed.”

He said that prisoners are hired to do the guards’ dirty work through rewards such as family visits.

He said these “reprimands and rewards are an essential part” of life in the maximum security penal colony.

Navalny said that “beatings and torture” are also daily occurrences.

Putin’s opponent has said earlier that he wants to replace the tyrant as president and believes he will win the election – if it is not rigged in favor of the Kremlin leader.

Navalny was poisoned with the nerve agent Novichok



When he re-emerged last week, his team tweeted: “Very angry.

“Space travel continues – I moved from ship to ship. Well, this is hello everyone from the strict regime zone. Yesterday I was transferred to IK-6 “Melekhovo”.

“Everything else is fine. Hello everyone, I hug everyone, eat the bird without bread.”

IK-6 Melekhovo is notorious in Russia for its brutal beating as well as the rape of male colleagues.

Melikhovo colony in Vladimir region, Russia



Navalny also reflects on the cultural life behind bars, as well as the chaos he has faced since his imprisonment.

He added, “I almost moved while dragging books into/out of the rice cart in my warehouse.

“The warders almost moved while they were copying them. And this despite the fact that a month ago, fearing such a situation, I did not persuade the administration to accept 50 books from me in the prison library. Honestly, yesterday for the first time in my life I dragged these bags and thought that the book fire was not necessarily a bad thing.

“About chaos: An advertisement hanging in quarantine with the list of occupations to be obtained here, and the duration of the internship”.

Navalny was sentenced to nine years in prison in 2021 after a Russian court found him guilty of fraud. They also fined him 1.2 million rubles (about 17,500 pounds).

Several Western human rights organizations and politicians have denounced the various criminal cases brought against Navalny.

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