The international human rights organization Amnesty International refused to consider Alexei Navalny (the founder of the Anti-Corruption Foundation, included by the Ministry of Justice in the register of organizations performing the functions of a foreign agent ) a “prisoner of conscience”. A screenshot of the organization's email was posted on Twitter by Canadian-American journalist Aaron Maté.
It follows from the letter that Amnesty International no longer considers Navalny to be a prisoner of conscience because he “advocated violence and discrimination and did not abandon these statements”.
Amnesty International recognized Navalny as a prisoner of conscience in 2012. The organization also awarded him this status after being detained at Sheremetyevo airport on January 17, 2021.
On February 2, the Simonovsky Court of Moscow replaced Navalny's suspended sentence with a real one for violating the conditions for observing the probationary period in the Yves Rocher case. The UFSIN asked to appoint him a sentence of imprisonment in a colony for a period of 3.5 years. Navalny was charged with 60 violations of public order after a suspended sentence. He will stay in the colony for 2 years and 8 months, taking into account the year spent under house arrest during the preliminary investigation in the Yves Rocher case.