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European Union Leaders Call On Russia To Release Alexei Navalny

Navalny was arrested last Sunday at a Moscow airport as he tried to enter the country from Germany after 5 months of recovering from nerve agent poisoning he blames on the Kremlin.

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European Union Leaders Call On Russia To Release Alexei Navalny
Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny sits inside a police car after a hearing in a court in Moscow, Russia.
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European Union Leaders Call On Russia To Release Alexei Navalny
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2021-01-22T09:15:36+05:30

The European Union used a video summit of its 27 leaders to call on Russia to immediately release opposition leader Alexei Navalny and make sure that his rights are fully respected.

Navalny was arrested last Sunday at a Moscow airport as he tried to enter the country from Germany, where he had spent five months recovering from nerve agent poisoning he blames on the Kremlin.

EU summit host Charles Michel said the leaders “expect Russia to urgently proceed with the independent and transparent investigation into the attack on his life."

Michel also insisted that Moscow “fully cooperate with the Organization for the prohibition of chemical weapons to ensure an impartial international investigation" is carried out into the attack.

Russia came under renewed pressure after Navalny's arrest to explain the nerve agent attack on the opposition figure the annual meeting of the global chemical weapons watchdog.

Police on Thursday also took into custody two top associates of Navalny ahead of planned protests against his detention.

 

 


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