Alexey Navalny and his wife returned to Russia from Germany, where he was undergoing treatment, on January 17 and was immediately detained at the Moscow Sheremetyevo airport even before passing border control. The next day, he was arrested by an exit court decision, the meeting of which took place right at the police station. On February 2, the court replaced his conditional sentence of 3.5 years in a general regime colony in the Yves Rocher case for a real term, reminds the Interfax news agency.
Yulia Navalnaya took part in unauthorized protests in support of her husband on January 23 and 31, during which she was detained, but soon released. Later, she accused the security officials of being "persecuted as the wife of an enemy of the people".
Alexey Navalny's lawyer, Vadim Kobzev, told Podyem that he knew nothing about the movements of his client's wife. Later, the lawyer of Yulia Navalny, Svetlana Davydova, said that she did not confirm the information about her departure to Germany.