Kremlin spies and former U.S. prisoners sent to humiliate Navalny in prison

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Moscow — Russia’s imprisoned opposition leader Alexei Navalny is on a hunger strike in a notorious penal colony. He says he suffers from back pain while prison guards wake him up every night and “torture” him.Independent prison observers are desperate to check him, with hundreds of Russian public figures exposed letter He sought to petition the authorities and stop humiliating treatment. Human rights activists spoke more frankly to the Kremlin on Friday: “He is being killed slowly.”

response? Instead of sending independent human rights observers and doctors to Navalny in prison, the Kremlin sent Maria Butina, a Russian spy and former US prisoner. Butina, now a pro-Kremlin activist, pleaded guilty to acting on behalf of Russia in a US court in 2018 while infiltrating NRA and Republican politics.

A desperate Putin resort to gyring journalists to retweet jokes

Butina complained about Navalny herself, not about the condition of the prison, and reported hearing from another prisoner in the prison colony called IK-2. Butina despised Navalny for “lying in bed all day like a master” by other prisoners, saying “I wouldn’t clean after myself.” She claimed that Navalny was living in a better condition than she had endured in an American prison. “My recommendation to Alexei: If you commit a crime, become a man and provide your time.”

Butina also posted video The clip is said to indicate that Navalny is slowly roaming in the barracks. Oh, this is magic! With a cup of coffee, “she said. Navalny said his back pain caused his legs to numb.

Butina said Navalny had accused her of being rude and lying and stealing in a conversation of about 20 minutes.The record of the dialogue with Navalny Release In Telegram, Butina said: I have been to jail. I know it’s the responsibility of others. Navalny is said to have answered her by telling her a lot of lies. [she says] It’s a never-ending lie, including your story about American prisons. “

Human rights defenders were shocked. “When Navalny clearly needs professional medical assistance, they send the crew of the RT state television channel to the exile. This is an unacceptable situation,” said Human Rights Watch’s Russian. Program director Tanya Roxina told The Daily Beast. ..

The rules do not prohibit outside doctors from providing care in prisons, Loksina explained, and her team “knows the case where the Russian prison system provided private doctors to sick prisoners. I have. “

Butina’s comments horrified former IK-2 prisoner Vladimir Pereverzin, who had served there for seven years, and described the experience as a complete nightmare.

“It’s hard to imagine anything more ironic and misleading,” Pelevertin, who was swept away and imprisoned after cracking down on an oil company 10 years ago, told The Daily Beast. “No one is allowed to stay in bed in that prison. If she says he’s always in bed, that means he’s very ill and the prison doctor allowed it. “

“Prison guards constantly humiliated me,” he added. “They wrote a report to me, so like Navalny, I had to go on a hunger strike. I even stabbed myself in my stomach, and then they stabbed me. Moved to a single cell, it was a great relief. “

Opposition playwright and satirist Victor Senderovic said Butina’s visit symbolized the general mockery of the Kremlin policy.

“The government has decided to kill Navalny to destroy it physically and morally,” Shenderovich told The Daily Beast. “This is a moral issue, not a political move. Russia is now split between clear supporters of good and supporters of evil.”

Shenderovic described Butina’s ordeal as a somewhat “victory” for the Kremlin’s supporters.

“Many Kremlin supporters are laughing now when reading Butina’s comments,” he said. “They are delighted to see the Kremlin trolling and mocking Western and Navalny supporters, but in reality this is a humiliation of morality itself.”

For more information, see The Daily Beast.

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