The Orel regional court upheld the refusal to release the brother of Navalny from prison

© RIA Novosti / Grigory to Sysoeva fotobanka in Bulk during sentencing in Zamoskvoretsky court of Moscow. Archival photo<img src="/wp-content/uploads/sites/5/2017/08/999acc935523691c43c1587e9674ec53.jpg" alt="The Orel regional court upheld the refusal to release the brother of Navalny from prison” />© RIA Novosti / Grigory to Sysoeva the image Bank

The Oryol regional court upheld the decision of the court of first instance to refuse release on parole brother of opposition leader Alexei Navalny Oleg from prison, the report said a regional court.

Brothers Alex and Oleg Navalny in December 2014 he was convicted of stealing more than 26 million rubles from the company «Yves Rocher» and over 4 million rubles from «multi processing company» and for the legalization of more than 21 million rubles. For in force the verdict, Alexei Navalny got a 3.5-year suspended sentence, and Oleg Navalny — the same term, but real prison. He is serving a sentence in prison on the territory of the Orel region.

Uritsky court of Orel region on 14 June refused early release of Oleg Navalny from prison, rejected the request of the defence about the replacement of the unserved term of imprisonment more lenient form of punishment. The lawyer of the convict filed an appeal against this decision, which was heard on 29 August.

«Orel regional court upheld the decision of Uritsky district court’s refusal to O. A. Bulk replacement of the unserved part of punishment by softer kind of punishment», — is spoken in the message.

Refusing satisfaction of the petition of the defender, the regional court took into account the arguments of the first instance. In particular, take into account that during the whole period of serving the sentence Oleg Navalny «has no incentive», October 19, 2015 is serving a sentence in stringent conditions, «a malicious violator of the established order of punishment, has 13 existing penalties, five of which are imposed for «willful violations»: the storage of prohibited items (cell phone and SIM card, usb drive), the refusal of work without good reason, disobedience to representatives of administration of the colony. Also, according to the court, Oleg Navalny four times «were punished with placement in a punishment cell». In addition, the court took into account the opinion of the prison administration, noting that «activities of an educational nature O. A. Navalny reacts poorly, their behavior does not change».

«The court of appeal agreed with the trial court’s findings that at the present time in relation to Bulk O. A. established by article 43 of the criminal code of the goal can be achieved by the application of a more lenient punishment than imprisonment», — is spoken in the message of the regional court.

At the end of February, and last year the court also found no grounds for early release of Oleg Navalny. His sentence will expire on 30 June 2018.