Navalny, President Vladimir Putin’s most vocal home critic, was jailed final February for 2 and a half years on outdated fraud fees after surviving a poisoning assault that he and the West blame on the Kremlin.
On Tuesday, a brand new listening to has been scheduled at his penal colony exterior Moscow on extra fraud and contempt of court docket fees towards Navalny.
“Hear you, cowards and scoundrels! I demand that I’m allowed to attend my husband’s trial,” Yuliya Navalnaya, 45, mentioned on Instagram.
Alexei and Yuliya have been married for greater than 20 years and have two youngsters collectively.
The recent trial will probably be held in his penal colony within the city of Pokrov exterior the capital.
Navalnaya mentioned the brand new case is “so pathetic they’re afraid to carry the trial in Moscow”.
“My husband is an trustworthy man” Navalnaya mentioned. “And they’re retaining him in jail as a result of he isn’t afraid of this authorities”.
The fraud case towards Navalny started in December 2020, whereas the 45-year-old was recovering in Germany after narrowly surviving a nerve agent poisoning.
Investigators accuse Navalny of stealing for private use greater than $4.7 million in donations to his political organisations. The costs carry a most penalty of 10 years in jail.
Navalny additionally faces as much as six months in jail for contempt of court docket throughout one in every of his hearings final 12 months.
Navalny’s poisoning and arrest sparked widespread condemnation overseas in addition to sanctions from Western capitals.
After his arrest, Navalny’s political organisations throughout the nation had been declared “extremist” and shuttered, whereas many key aides fled Russia fearing prosecution.