Judge apologized for jailing rival Vladimir Putin to die under ‘suspicious’ circumstances – World News
The judge, who privately apologized to rival Vladimir Putin and opposition leader Alexei Navalny for jailing him has died under ‘suspicious’ circumstances, it has emerged, after she was initially believed to be Died of Covid
According to reports, a Russian judge privately apologized to rival Vladimir Putin and opposition leader Alexei Navalny for jailing him under “suspicious” circumstances.
Judge Natalya Repnikova, 50, was charged with jailing Vladimir Putin’s top enemy last February.
But he revealed in a court hearing that she had delivered him a private letter expressing regret over her role in jailing him, and praising him as a “man brave”.
She later died of ‘Covid’ but Navalny believes she may have been assassinated for her honesty in revealing judicial corruption to its most high profile victim.
A local politician in Moscow alleges she was killed with novichok, a nerve agent also used to poison Navalny, nearly killing him, in an alleged attack by FSB agents .
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Vadim Korovin posted: “Judge Repnikova, who replaced Alexei Navalny’s suspended sentence with a real [jail term]has died.
“Novichok is the novichok for everyone. Rest in peace, Lord, the soul of your lost servant Nataliya…. “
The judge’s family has not yet commented on her sudden death.
Navalny said during his latest trial, which appeared via video link, that he was willing to go to jail “to prove that not everyone in Russia is like Putin”.
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He told how, after jailing him in February, she passed a message through her lawyer that she was “sorry about her decision and her part in it and she thought I was a brave man”.
Then he said: “Soon she died of Covid. I don’t want to speculate, but she doesn’t consider me to be in the high-risk group.
“So if any judge wants to pass the word on to me and they’ll please be careful, you’re not going to see forensic experts on your doorstep.”
Repnikova is a famous judge who presided over a case related to corruption at the Vostochny cosmodrome.
Her death is reminiscent of that of doctor Sergei Maksimishin, who initially saved Navalny’s life after he was poisoned with novichok, and fell ill on board a plane that made an emergency landing in Omsk, Siberia.
Navalny was then flown to Germany for treatment.
One version of Maksimishin’s death is from Covid, although there is no evidence that he suffered from it. A colleague Maria Morozova who was with him shortly before his death said his death was “very unexpected”.
At the time, opposition sources accused him of being “liquidated”.
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“The issue is not whether he was involved in the treatment of Alexei Navalny, but the reason for the liquidation is that he is willing to share information about the treatment to which he has access.” a post on the Telegram channel called General SVR said.
Repnikova jailed Navalny for violating the conditions of his probation while in Germany being treated for poisoning.
This happened despite Putin personally allowing him to fly to Germany for treatment, after he was allegedly poisoned by Russian state spies.
Navalny is currently serving the two-and-a-half year sentence she sentenced him to.
But now he is about to be sent to a harsher prison after losing his case yesterday when he appealed to a new nine-year sentence – the latest sentence he believes is a succession of active prosecutions. political body.
He told the judge during this week’s hearing: “I despise your court, your system. It is you, your system, and Putin who are traitors to the Russian people.
“I’m ready to go to jail to prove that not everyone in Russia is like this.”
He predicted Russia would suffer a “historic defeat” in the war with Ukraine.
Kira Yarmysh, a spokesman for Navalny, warned he would be sent to a prison “infamous for its inmates being tortured and killed”.
Navalny had been told he would be sent to a strict maximum-security penalty colony at Melekhovo, which is known for its brutal beatings and rapes of male prisoners.
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