MOSCOW, January 21. /TASS/. Russia’s Prosecutor-General Igor Krasnov believes that blogger Alexey Navalny is a person who committed a crime, and not a victim.
"In the light of the conviction, which was pronounced several years ago and took effect, there is every reason to regard him as a person who committed a crime," he said in an interview to the daily Kommersant, when asked if Navalny was an offender or a victim.
Krasnov recalled that Navalny was currently a defendant in a criminal case opened over his defamation of a World War II veteran.
Navalny, earlier put on a wanted list for violating the terms of parole in the Yves Rocher case, was detained at Moscow’s Sheremetyevo airport last Sunday, where he arrived from Berlin. The next day the Khimki city court at an onsite session at a local police station arrested him for 30 days.