Russia Opens Criminal Probe Into Alexei Navalny Ally Over “Threat”

December 25, 2020 Off By admin

Lyubov Sobol was detained by police on the scene and questioned for hours.

Moscow, Russia:

Russian authorities on Friday opened a felony probe into an ally of opposition chief Alexei Navalny after raiding her flat, alleging she threatened a person Navalny claimed took half in his poisoning.

Ivan Zhdanov, head of Navalny’s Anti-Corruption Fund, stated investigators launched a probe into Lyubov Sobol for trespassing “with the use of violence or a threat to use it” after Sobol rang the doorbell of the alleged Federal Security Service(FSB) agent.

On Monday Navalny stated he had tricked an alleged chemical weapons professional with the FSB named Konstantin Kudryavtsev into admitting that the home intelligence company had sought to kill him this summer time by putting poison in his underwear.

Later Monday, Sobol went to the Moscow condo the place a joint media report led by the Bellingcat investigative web site final week stated Kudryavtsev lives. 

She was detained by police on the scene and questioned for hours.

On Friday police took the 33-year-old opposition activist in for questioning after conducting a raid on her Moscow condo at round 7:00 am (0400 GMT) and confiscated her tech units, the Anti-Corruption Fund wrote on Twitter. 

Sobol’s younger daughter and husband had been allowed to depart the flat, stated a message posted on Sobol’s Twitter feed.


Speaking to AFP on Monday, the opposition activist had expressed concern a couple of attainable felony case towards her.

Sobol, a lawyer by coaching, has introduced plans to run in parliamentary elections subsequent 12 months.

Western governments say Navalny, 44, was poisoned with the Soviet-era Novichok nerve agent in a case that has additional dented Moscow’s relations with main European international locations and sparked mutual sanctions.

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The FSB has stated Navalny’s name with Kudryavtsev was “fake” however has not denied that he works for the company.

The Kremlin has admitted that safety brokers have tailed Navalny however denied any makes an attempt to poison him.

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