The Federal Penitentiary Service has declared politician Alexei Navalny's wanted in Russia. The respective documents say that its employees could not establish the whereabouts of the opposition figure.
The corresponding resolution posted on Mash is dated December 29, 2020. At the same time, the search was not officially announced.
The journalists reported that the politician did not check in with the security officials, which is required by the status of a suspended sentence. He also sent only one notice of travel abroad for treatment after emerging from a coma.
Navalny announced earlier that he would return to Russia on January 17, 2021.
Navalny let out screams of pain aboard a plane from Tomsk to Moscow on August 20. The aircraft made the emergency landing in Omsk, where the opposition figure was rushed to a hospital. Doctors did not find any trace of a nerve agent or any other poison in his analyzes. Two days later, after his condition stabilized, Navalny was airlifted to the German clinic Charité, where he remained until September 23, and then was discharged. Now he stays in Germany, where he is undergoing rehabilitation. The oppositionist wants to return to Russia upon complete recovery.
Navalny's team believes that he was poisoned. This conclusion is supported in the western countries which claim that a toxic agent from the Novichok group was used against the blogger. However, Russian doctors insist that no poisons were found in the oppositionist's system.