Imprisoned Kremlin critic, Alexei Navalny was informed in jail Monday that Russia has opened up three new criminal investigations against, a post on his Instagram page Tuesday morning disclosed.
“I’m becoming a more hardened criminal every day,” he joked in the post.
“So don’t think I’m only sitting in a cell, drinking tea and doing nothing.”
He said he was told by an investigator who visited him in custody on Monday.
According to him, the investigations will be focused on alleged theft of donations from his anti-corruption foundation FBK, the founding an organization, in violation of human rights, and insulting a judge.
The Russian Investigative Committee said earlier it had opened cases involving FBK and human rights violations against Navalny and his allies.
In February, a prosecutor asked the court to compel the Investigative Committee to check if Navalny’s statements during one of his trials could qualify as being insulting towards the judge.
Last month, his regional campaign groups were included in the terrorism and extremism list.
Navalny came to prominence with an anti-corruption campaign of caustic videos cataloguing the wealth of senior officials he labelled “swindlers and thieves”.
He was sentenced to jail for a two and half year term earlier in February after initial months of being detained without any prior court verdict over corruption allegations he called trumped-up and politically motivated.