“There was never a question for me whether to return or not, never. Just because I didn’t leave. I ended up in Germany, having arrived there in an intensive care box. On January 17, Sunday, I will return home on Pobeda airline flight. Meet me,” Navalny tweeted on Wednesday.
On Monday, Russian jail authorities despatched an official request to a court docket asking to exchange his suspended sentence in a years-old case with an actual jail time period.
The Russian Federal Penitentiary Service mentioned that by staying in Germany Navalny was violating the phrases of his suspended sentence within the so-called Yves Roche case, which Navalny believes is politically motivated.
In a video deal with posted on his Instagram account, the activist mentioned new legal circumstances introduced towards him in Russia had been “demonstratively fabricated” and an try to forestall him coming again to his residence nation.
The anti-corruption activist is at the moment in Germany, after receiving remedy at Berlin’s Charite clinic.
Navalny was poisoned with the toxin Novichok in August and practically died. The Kremlin has repeatedly denied any involvement.
Russia launched a brand new fraud accusation and jail menace towards Navalny on the finish of 2020, rising strain on him.
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