Court to review Oleg Navalny's parole application on February 27

Court to review Oleg Navalny's parole application on February 27
Oleg Navalny

According to the counsel for the accused Kirill Polozov, the Uritsky Court of Orel region is to review the parole application of Oleg Navalny, brother of opposition leader Alexey Navalny, on February 27.

"The court will once again consider Oleg Navalny's parole application on February 27," the information agency cites the lawyer's words.

Polozov also noted that, in his opinion, the chances of the application approval are low, since his client had accumulated penalties from prison staff.

In June last year, the court denied the parole for Oleg Navalny, citing the regulation, according to which the conditional release may be requested only after more than two thirds of the sentence are served. At the time, the defendant had nine outstanding penalties and negative feedback from the colony administration.

Aleksey and Oleg Navalny had been found guilty of embezzling more than 26 million rubles (448 thousand dollars) from Yves Rocher and more than 4 million rubles (69 thousand rubles) from Mnogoprofilnaya Protsessingovaya Kompaniya (Multidisciplinary processing company), as well as of legalizing more than 21 million rubles (362 thousand dollars) in December 2014. Alexey Navalny had received a suspended sentence, while his brother was sentenced to 3.5 years of imprisonment in a penal colony. Oleg Navalny’s term ends June 30, 2018.

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