Kremlin critic Navalny moved to detention centre, says Russian prison authority - RIA


FILE PHOTO: Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny stands inside a defendant dock during a court hearing in Moscow, Russia, Russia February 20, 2021, in this still image taken from video. Press Service of Babushkinsky District Court of Moscow/Handout via REUTERS ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS IMAGE HAS BEEN SUPPLIED BY A THIRD PARTY. NO RESALES. NO ARCHIVES. MANDATORY CREDIT./File Photo

MOSCOW (Reuters) - The head of Russia's prison authority on Friday confirmed that opposition politician Alexei Navalny had been moved from Moscow to a detention centre where he would serve his just over 2-1/2 year sentence, the RIA news agency reported.

Alexander Kalashnikov, head of the Federal Penitentiary Service (FSIN), did not specify where Navalny was being taken, RIA reported. It was not clear whether Navalny had arrived or was still on his way there.

Navalny's lawyer on Thursday said he had been moved to an undisclosed location.

(Reporting by Anton Kolodyazhnyy and Anton Zverev; Writing by Alexander Marrow)

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