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Navalny says prison administration blocks his wife’s letters

Russian opposition activist Alexei Navalny. (Moscow City Court Press Office/Tass via ZUMA Press/TNS)

This article was originally published by Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty and is reprinted with permission.

Imprisoned Russian opposition politician Aleksei Navalny’s Telegram channel said on November 13 prison administration has been blocking correspondence from his wife Yulia Navalnaya.

“Censors confiscate the letters as they contain elements of preparation for crimes,” prison guards explained to Navalny.

No specifics were given. Last year, Navalnaya also complained that her letters had not reached her husband.

Last week, Navalny, who is serving a total of 19 years in prison on extremism and other charges, was placed in a punitive solitary confinement for the 22nd time since August 2022.