(News 24h) – The Moscow regional court has just rejected Navalny’s appeal demanding immediate release, Russia continues to warn US technology companies.
The Moscow District Court on January 28 rejected Alexei Navalny’s appeal demanding release before trial.
|Mr. Navalny in an online meeting in detention.|
First instance court judge Musa Musayev stated: “After hearing the opinions of the parties, the court decided to dismiss Alexei Navalny’s complaint extended the detention period by 30 days until February 15, by decision of the Khimki Municipal Court, the Moscow region. “
Alexei Navalny was detained at Matrosskaya Tishina Prison before his trial is scheduled to take place in February.
Before that, Mr. Navalny was sentenced to three and a half years, a total of six years probationary, for fraud in 2014 involving a French pharmaceutical company. He was arrested earlier this month when he landed in Moscow on a flight from Berlin, Germany.
Mr. Navalny gave many reasons for his inability to appear in court, citing his coma, being treated for Novichok poisoning in Germany … But there was no valid reason for him. Failure to appear in court for 6 called calls from January to August 2020.
Detained in prison, Mr. Navalny has used a variety of ways, including social media, to appeal to more people to participate in protests against the regime, in favor of his own release.
|Mr. Navalny makes use of a variety of social media to attract supporters.|
Several of Navalny’s associates, including his wife Yulia, were arrested for their roles in the unrest, but almost all were released shortly thereafter.
On January 28, the police ransacked some of the properties of people linked to the opposition figure, including press secretary Kira Yarmysh and Moscow’s main coordinator, Navalny’s brother, Oleg Stepanov. .
Russian police have conducted at least 18 searches at the offices of the anti-corruption fund FBK, which often conducts surveys of the wealth of Russian elites.
At the same time, Russia has also implemented a more methodical tactic than those in the US or Belarus as before, which is to punish social networks to help call for illegal protests. to comply with a request made by the Russian regulatory authority. Along with that, Russia also announced the school about the cases of students participating in illegal protests. These students will be kept on their academic records because this behavior has been warned by the school in advance.
Kremlin press secretary Dmitry Peskov told media that Internet companies are becoming the platform for calls to organize illegal activities, which is why they are warned by the authorities. Russian surveillance.
On January 28, Russian media regulator Roskomnadzor announced that it would penalize social networking platforms such as Facebook, TikTok, and YouTube for “not complying with a request to block content that calls for minors to participate in the the march is not licensed “.
Roskomnadzor said the penalty for carriers is about 800,000-4,000,000 rubles (equivalent to 10,500 – 72,600 USD).
Speaking at the online Davos economic forum on January 27, Russian President Vladimir Putin also issued a warning message about the growing influence of major technology firms, a way of “competing” for power. Governments of countries.
“They are not just economic giants now. In some areas, in fact, they already compete with the state,” Putin said.
The Russian President also said that it is difficult to demarcate the line between “a successful global business” and its “calculated crude social control schemes”.
“We’ve just seen all that in America,” Putin said, referring to the January 6 riots at the National Assembly building caused by protesters supporting former President Donald Trump. .