Navalny 'risks solitary confinement'

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Jailed Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny says he could be locked up in solitary confinement in a punishment cell after being accused of numerous minor infractions.

Navalny, one of President Vladimir Putin's most prominent critics, said on Monday he had been given six reprimands in the space of two weeks at Russia's IK-2 corrective penal colony 100km east of Moscow.

In an Instagram post, he said two reprimands were technically enough to be sent to a punishment cell and that a prison tribunal considers such cases.

Navalny was jailed last month for two-and-a-half years on charges he called politically motivated.

He was arrested as he returned to Russia from Germany in January, where he had been recovering from what doctors said was a nerve agent poisoning.