Oppositionist Alexei Navalny was told in the colony that he was no longer subject to attorney-client privilege. This is reported in his social networks.
“They took me out of the cell to the commission, where the authorities solemnly announced: “It has been established that you do not stop engaging in your criminal activities, you commit crimes directly from places of deprivation of liberty. And you communicate with accomplices through lawyers. Therefore, we cancel the attorney-client privilege in your regard. All incoming and outgoing lawyer documents will now be subject to verification for three days, ”the post says on behalf of Navalny. - To my surprised question: “Can you clarify what terrible extremist crimes I am committing?” - it was said: “And this is secret information, you are not supposed to know it, we will not give you the verification materials. All you need to know is that attorney-client privilege no longer applies to you.”
Not only that, they filled the tiny slot for transferring documents in the lawyer's room. So the lawyers and I now communicate through double plastic glass, inside of which there is a grill. Communication is more like a pantomime, to be honest. It works out great. Now, if the lawyer wants to agree with me a draft complaint against the colony, he must give it to the colony itself, which in three days to me, and then the three-day return trip with my edits. Very comfortably. True, from my right to protection, and so illusory, even formally nothing remains. I don’t know what triggered the authorities so much: the list of 6000, the Smart Vote or the prisoners’ union. For me, all three ideas are cool.”
In early September, Navalny was transferred to the ShIZO for the fourth time. Because of this, he lost his dates: “Evaluate, by the way, the pettiness of these swindlers. My wife and parents have been waiting for a meeting with me for four months, and now it came up, and they transfer me to strict conditions, where dates are once every six months. So I'm on my way." In his opinion, this is how the Kremlin reacts to the "Smart Vote" and calls for sanctions against Putin and his associates.
For the first time, Navalny was placed in a punishment cell on August 15. Formally, due to the fact that he “regularly unbuttons” the top button of his prison uniform while in the industrial zone. The second time he was sent to a punishment cell on August 24, allegedly because during the previous escort he did not hold his hands behind his back for three seconds. On August 30, Navalny ended up in a ShIZO for the third time - for "incorrectly introduced himself."