Brother of Navalny denied parole again
MOSCOW, February 27 (RAPSI, Lyudmila Klenko) – A court in the Oryol Region has again denied parole for brother of Russian opposition politician, Oleg Navalny, who was sentenced to 3.5 years in prison in Yves Rocher embezzlement case, Alexey Navalny wrote on his Twitter account on Monday.
In June 2016, the court dismissed the first motion to release Oleg Navalny on parole because of numerous penalties he had received in prison.
In December 2014, Alexey Navalny was given a 3.5-year suspended sentence in Yves Rocher case. His brother Oleg received a 3.5-year sentence in prison. They were convicted of stealing nearly 30 million rubles (about $590,000) from two companies, including Russian affiliate of Yves Rocher.
The term of Oleg Navalny is to expire on June 30, 2018.