Alexei Navalny, speaking in the Kovrov City Court, where his lawsuit against IK-6 in the Vladimir Region, is being considered , called the mobilization a crime against Russia. The founder of the FBK said that he would not be silent, despite any number of days that he would have to spend in the ShIZO.
“I am constantly in the ShIZO. Nobody hides the political context around this situation. In order to have and defend my right to oppose the criminal mobilization, due to which tens of thousands of families will lose their son, brother, father, to oppose the fact that hundreds of thousands of our people are sent to kill innocent people of the same kind, I will sit in a ShIZO, and you will don't shut your mouth. This is a crime against my country. I will not be silent, and I hope everyone who hears me will not be silent either. Because what is happening now is much worse than any day in the ShIZO. This is the involvement of hundreds of thousands of people in the crime that Putin is doing.”
Navalny learned the news about the mobilization in Russia from his lawyer during another court hearing in Kovrov on 21 September:
“I don't understand one thing. The army is a million people, the National Guard is 350 thousand people, the Ministry of Internal Affairs is another one and a half to two million, there are so many people in the Federal Penitentiary Service. Why would they call on civilians? That is, 5 million evaders will run back and forth across the country. And a million cops will run after them to mobilize somewhere,” he commented.
On September 22, RT, citing its sources, reported that Navalny could be given another 15 years in a new case for "criminal activities in custody."