In the Russian court, Alexei Navalny uses the dock as a powerful platform for opposition


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A post attributed to him on Wednesday spoke to Instagram about spaceships and the dangers of living in a prison cell, and not expecting justice from the judiciary at an acquittal rate of less than half a percent, Navalny is using his time in the dock in two current court trials. To get his message home that Russia’s criminal justice system is a ruse used to silence Putin’s critics. He describes the cases as “performances” that the authorities concocted to terrorize the population or to tarnish his image, but he seized the stage that it provides them. For his own purposes. He is scheduled to appear in court here today, Saturday, to issue two judgments: a criminal judgment in a defamation case and the result of his appeal against a prison sentence for violating the probation system. The third case, involving allegations of embezzlement and imprisonment of up to 10 years, is still pending, and Navalny says the defamation case, in which he was accused of defaming a WWII veteran, was designed to discredit. On Monday, state media presenter Vladimir Solovyov compared Navalny negatively to Hitler, who said he had bravely fought as a soldier – “as opposed to this Führer’s code,” referring to a state security officer commenting that the opposition leader’s underwear had been poisoned. August attack. The defamation allegations stemmed from Navalny’s tweet criticizing a group of people – including actors, other celebrities, sports figures and a veteran, 94-year-old Ignat Artemenko – who appeared in a RT propaganda video urging Russians for support. The constitutional changes that could keep Putin in power until 2036. Navalny described the participants as traitors and followers, and his lawyers say his tweet was not defamatory because the activist was expressing an opinion, not an assertion that can be proven factual or otherwise. He repeatedly posed the questions Navalny had raised during the trial, addressing her from his glass cage as Obersturmbannführer and likening him to overheard at a Nazi interrogation, adding that it would look good with a German submachine gun. Authorities have restricted Navalny’s ability to use the hearing as a platform, with Akimova blocking the video of the proceedings. However, state media broadcast his screams against the judge at length, while also reporting that his statements could spark further accusations – of insulting the court. “The hysteria plaguing Navalny continues, and at the same time, his team, under the guidance of sponsors from the United States,” state television anchor Yevgeny Popov said, “Canada and Europe are preparing for a military coup in the country.” By Tuesday, the third day of the session, Navalny said. The case was so ridiculous that he might talk about the option like a law. He said, as he swerves to tell us how he had to ask for salt over and over again in his cell, to finally get three kilos in one go, every moment in this case is pure legal nonsense. Lots of cucumbers and three kilograms of salt. Since it makes no sense to talk about any legal issues here, perhaps, the attorney general and your honor, you know some good recipes for the salted cucumber. ”According to the independent media site Proyekt, the defamation case arose out of a Kremlin-run campaign involving State Security Service agents and media advocates. Government, provincial governors, and aspiring independent journalists, all of whom work hard to discredit Navalny. In August, Proyekt posted a WhatsApp message that said it was from the Presidential Administration to all regional policy groups in June to start a process against Navalny – based on his tweet – in the lead up to the vote On June 25 to July 1 on the constitutional changes. “Colleagues, we must urgently organize a media campaign (responses, quotes, reprimands) in defense of the veteran warrior of WWII who was insulted by A. Navalny. The message, including the asterisks, said the campaign would run * until July 1 *. She asked participants to instigate news articles citing other veterans and patriots “or simply any person of high standard or well-known” and provide articles and links to them. As court hearings continue, Navalny finds other ways to communicate. A post on his Instagram account on Wednesday, on his behalf, said being in prison wasn’t too difficult but it felt like a space trip “to a beautiful new world.” “Can I, as a fan of books and movies about space, refuse such a trip even if it lasted three years?” He wrote, “Obviously not. There is one big difference from space movies. I absolutely have no weapons. What if the ship is attacked by xenomorphs? I doubt I can fight them with a kettle. Navalny added that space travel was “dangerous.” The flight could take years longer than expected, or it might not take it anywhere.


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