TOP LEGAL EVENTS OF THE LAST WEEK
The state's control over the judicial system continues to strengthen in the Russian Federation. There is no doubt about the political motivation behind the court's decision to extend the arrest of Igor Strelkov (Girkin). Strelkov has chosen the tactic of public confrontation with Kremlin, hoping to attract more supporters among those dissatisfied with the Kremlin’s military failures. However, despite this, such a tactic has proven to be less productive due to the limited support for radical ideas in a totalitarian society.
The court has extended the arrest of Igor Strelkov for three months. The Meshchansky Court of Moscow, at the request of the investigation, extended the period of detention for one of the former leaders of pro-Russian formations in Donbas, Igor Strelkov (Girkin), in connection with the case of incitement to extremist activities. By the court's decision, the term of detention for Girkin has been extended until December 18, 2023.
Navalny could be included to the exchange list between Russia and the United States. The Wall Street Journal reports that Russian opposition figures may be included to the multilateral exchange of prisoners between the West and Russia. According to sources, this may include Alexei Navalny, currently serving a sentence in a penal colony in the Vladimir region.
The Brazilian president refused to provide guarantees of immunity to Putin. Brazilian leader Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, who had promised the day before not to allow the arrest of Russian President Vladimir Putin if he arrived in the country, stated the next day that only the court could make a decision on this matter.
Russian businesses are concerned about the selective property nationalization. The state's policy of nationalizing private assets may lead to unfair treatment of their owners and property transfer into the hands of the "right" people, said Alexander Shokhin, the head of the Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs (RSPP).