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Supreme Court refused to overturn the verdict to the brothers Navalny and resumed the case

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Photo by Pavel Bednyakov, “”

The Presidium of the Supreme Court refused to overturn the sentence of the policy to Alexei Navalny and his brother Oleg Navalny in the case of embezzlement from the company “Yves Rocher”. The live broadcast of the meeting was conducted by Mediason.

The court resumed the case to consider new circumstances and upheld the verdict of the Zamoskvoretsky court and the appellate ruling without change.

On December 30, 2014, the judge of the Zamoskvoretsky District Court of Moscow, Elena Korobchenko, sentenced Oleg Navalny to 3.5 years imprisonment in a general regime colony. Aleksey Navalny was sentenced to the same date conditionally.

They were accused of fraud in the sphere of entrepreneurial activity and money laundering (Article 159.4 of the Criminal Code and Part 2 of Article 174.1 of the Criminal Code). The case was initiated on the application of the general director of the Russian branch of the company “Yves Rocher” Bruno Lepru and relates to the events of 2008-2013, when Oleg Navalny worked in the department of internal posts of the “Post of Russia”. According to the verdict, Alexey founded the company “Main Subscription Agency”, which subsequently concludedcontracts for the delivery of goods from “Yves Rocher” and “Multidisciplinary processing company.” The UK considered that the Naval Brothers imposed “Yves Rocher” and the IPC on their firm as an intermediary, and stole 26 million rubles from the Yves Rocher, and 3.8 million rubles from the IPC.

In October 2017, the European Court of Human Rights acknowledged that Russia violated articles 6 and 7 of the European Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms, which guarantee the right to a fair trial and punishment solely on the basis of law. The decision came into force in March 2018, after which Alexey Navalny sent an application to the Supreme Court demanding to execute the decision and release Oleg. Two days later, Oleg was transferred to the penal isolator of the IK-5 Orel region, where he is serving a sentence. The court twice denied him a UDO and once in replacement of the remaining term with a fine or compulsory labor.

About a year and a half Oleg Navalny spent in solitary confinement, he left there in May 2017. In September, Oleg Navalny began collaborating with the project Tatoos from Russian Prison (TRAP), which makes tattoos based on the sketches of prisoners. In January 2018, he was forbidden to use pencils, pens and paints, and also walled the outlet.

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