January 17th, local time, the Moscow Branch of the Russian Federation Prison Administration issued a message that Navalny, a Russian opposition figure, had been arrested and the court would make a relevant ruling after the investigation was completed.
According to the order issued by the director of the Moscow Prison Administration on December 29, 2020, Navalny’s arrest upon his return to Moscow is justified for repeated violations of probation.
On the 17th, Navalny returned to Russia by civil aviation flight from Germany and was arrested immediately after passing the border inspection.
In 2014, Navalny was sentenced to three and a half years in prison for misappropriation of public funds, and his probation expired on December 30, 2020.
On August 20, 2020, Navalny suddenly felt unwell on the way to a domestic flight in Russia and was rushed to hospital for treatment.
Later, he was allowed to leave the country for treatment in a hospital in Berlin, Germany. Since then, European countries such as Germany said that the investigation found that Navalny was in the “Novichok” type of nerve agents.
Russia denied the European accusation that it was the dominant “poisoning” incident in Navalny.