Navalny thrown into solitary confinement for third time in August

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Tuesday 30 August 2022 18:32 BST
Alexei Navalny was detained in January 2021.
Alexei Navalny was detained in January 2021. (Reuters)

Jailed Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny has said he has been placed in solitary confinement for the third time this month.

Writing on social media via his lawyers, the Russian opposition leader confirmed that he received the punishment on Monday, the day after he was let out of his last stint in isolation.

The 46-year-old, who is serving an 11.5-year sentence in a high-security prison, said on Tuesday that he was given a week in solitary confinement for introducing himself incorrectly.

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