Putin’s ‘missing’ arch nemesis is found alive in Siberian prison colony

Putin’s ‘missing’ arch nemesis is found alive in Siberian prison colony
Putin’s ‘missing’ arch nemesis is found alive in Siberian prison colony

Navalny has been in prison since 2021 (Picture: Getty)
Navalny has been in prison since 2021 (Picture: Getty)

Missing Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny has been found alive, weeks after disappearing from a Russian prison.

The Russian opposition leader described as the man Putin fears most has been moved to a penal colony in northwestern Siberia, his team said, two weeks after he went missing.

Mr Nalvany’s spokesperson Kira Yarmysh wrote on X: ‘We have found Alexey. He is now in IK-3 in the settlement of Kharp in the Yamal-Nenets Autonomous District.’

Navalny’s lawyers lost contact with him on December 11, sparking concern among his supporters and family.

Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny looks at a camera while speaking from a prison via a video link, provided by the Russian Federal Penitentiary Service, during a court session in Petushki, Vladimir region, about 120 kilometers (75 miles) east of Moscow, Russia, Monday, Jan. 17, 2022. Jailed Russian opposition leader Alexey Navalny appears in the Petushinsky court via video link at a hearing on his lawsuit against his prison colony classifying him as posing a potential extremist or terrorist threat. (AP Photo/Denis Kaminev)
He has been in penal colonies near Moscow in the past (Picture: AP)

He had been sentenced to 19 years in prison in August after being found guilty of creating an extremist community, financing extremist activities and numerous other crimes.

Political activist Bill Browder recently voiced concerns to Metro.co.uk about his welfare.

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