Navalny appeared through video hyperlink on the courthouse within the metropolis of Khimki, on the outskirts of Moscow. He’s being held on the Matrosskaya Tishina Detention Middle, within the northeastern a part of the capital.
Navalny was positioned on the nation’s federal needed listing final month for violating circumstances linked to a one-year-old fraud case, which he dismisses as politically motivated.
Russia’s federal penitentiary service has requested a court docket to switch his jail sentence. If the request is accredited, Navalny is more likely to be jailed for 3.5 years.
Russian regulation enforcement carried out investigations on Wednesday in Navalny’s residence in Moscow and his group’s headquarters, in accordance with his assistants.
The raids got here when Navalny’s allies demanded a second spherical of non-sanctioned nationwide demonstrations, scheduled for Sunday, to demand the activist’s launch from custody.