The US Secretary of State announced on Twitter that the United States condemns the harsh measures taken by the Russian authorities against the participants in the protests in support of Alexei Navalny, the detained Russian opposition politician.
“The United States condemns the two-week campaign against peaceful protesters and journalists,” said Anthony Blinken Russian the authorities. We reiterate our call to Russia to release the detainees for exercising their basic human rights! “
On Sunday, the pro-Navy protests, which were not authorized by the authorities, began in several major cities in Russia, including Moscow, Saint Petersburg and Vladivostok, where more than a thousand people have been arrested so far.
Alexei Navalny was detained at Moscow airport on January 17 when he returned from Germany, where he received medical treatment after his poisoning in Russia in August, according to the consensus of a number of Western laboratories. MTI wrote that the activist was detained on the grounds that he violated the terms of the suspended prison sentence previously imposed on him in the embezzlement case.
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