Russian President Vladimir Putin said today that the Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny (Alexei Navalny) in prison failed to comply with his probation obligation during treatment in Germany after being poisoned, “knows He violated the law”.
“He knew he was violating the current Russian law,” he said at a press conference after meeting with Joe Biden, noting that he had violated the probation that he had previously required him to report to the prison authorities on a regular basis.
After being poisoned by the Kremlin in Russia, Alexei Navalny was taken to a Berlin hospital in a coma in August. He received treatment in Germany for nearly six months. After returning to Russia in January, he was arrested for failing to report to the authorities, and he had to do so.
As a result, he was sentenced to probation for fraud in 2014 and was commuted to a severe sentence. He has been in prison ever since.
Putin added: “He was completely awake, did not respect the law, and went abroad for treatment. He did what he wanted to do.”
“He did this completely consciously, and that’s why he was arrested,” he said.
Regarding the recently banned Alexei Navalny’s Anti-Corruption Fund (FBK) declaring extremism and will not be able to participate in the September parliamentary elections, Putin assessed that he “openly called for large-scale riots, including Minors…) and openly instructed how to make Molotov cocktails”.
In response to a question about declaring independent media and non-governmental organizations as “foreign agents,” Putin assessed that the United States supports these organizations and considers Russia an “enemy and adversary.”
“If Russia is the enemy, what organizations will the United States support? Those organizations that disturb it,” he said.
Putin often accused Washington of having “double standards” in respecting human rights. He recalled the fate of Donald Trump supporters who were arrested during the January invasion of the Capitol.
He also mentioned the prison camps in Guantanamo that were tried for terrorism: “Are these human rights?” He wanted to know.