Russia, Navalny: "I’m in a solitary cell, it’s like a tiny concrete kennel"

Russia, Navalny: "I’m in a solitary cell, it’s like a tiny concrete kennel"

Russia Navalny quotIm in a solitary cell its like a

Russia Navalny taken to maximum security prison without warning

“Greetings from Isolation”

Navalny wrote on his social media, saying he was officially put in solitary confinement for unbuttoning the top button of his uniform.

Navalny, 46, described his cell as one

small “concrete kennel”

where it is “very hot” and “hardly any air”. “In my cell there is only a cup and a book. I only have a spoon and a plate of food,” he said. An iron bunk is lowered in the evening with a lever from the outside and stowed early in the morning when they take away the mattress and pillow, he said. “No visits, no letters, no packages. This is the only place in the prison where smoking is prohibited,” he added.

Last week, Navalny announced that it had created one

labor union

in the penal colony where she sews. While the union scored a first victory – stools used by inmates who worked on sewing machines were replaced by chairs – Navalny said he had received warnings from the prison administration.

Putin’s opponent had served two and a half years for violating probation for fraud, but in March his

The sentence was extended to nine years

after being found guilty of embezzling donations to his political organizations and contempt of court.