MOSCOW, February 25 – RIA Novosti. Alexei Navalny from the Moscow SIZO-1 should be transferred to a general regime colony by a court decision, Eva Merkacheva, a member of the Moscow Public Monitoring Commission (POC), told RIA Novosti.
Earlier on Thursday, lawyer Vadim Kobzev told RIA Novosti that Navalny, convicted in the Yves Rocher case, was transported from the special block of the Moscow SIZO-1 Matrosskaya Tishina. According to him, they refused to tell him exactly where.
“He should be taken to a general regime colony, but where exactly – I still don't know,” she said.
Merkacheva added that the FSIN cannot disclose information about the prisoner's place of stay until he is taken to the correctional colony. “Therefore, we need to wait a bit,” added the human rights activist.
She also recalled that earlier there was an assumption that Navalny could be transferred to correctional colony No. 2 in Vladimir, because it fits all parameters, “but it is not known whether Navalny will be taken there for sure,” Merkacheva noted.
On February 2, the Simonovsky Court of Moscow ruled to cancel Navalny's suspended sentence in the Yves Rocher case and replace him with 3.5 years in a general regime colony. The FSIN insisted on this – according to the department, he repeatedly violated the conditions of the probationary period and was put on the wanted list before his arrest.
The Yves Rocher case was initiated by the Investigative Committee at the request of the head of the company's representative office in Russia, French citizen Bruno Leproux. As the court established, Navalny and his brother Oleg tricked the representatives of Yves Rocher into concluding an agreement for the transportation of mail with the Glavnaya Subscription Agency company they had created. The services, according to the verdict, were provided at inflated rates and by another transport company. The total damage, according to the RF IC, exceeded 30 million rubles: 26 million were stolen from Yves Rocher, the rest from the Interregional Processing Company, which, according to the investigation, became another object of fraud.