US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken, who has demanded the immediate and unconditional release of the opposition politician, said the United States is extremely concerned that Alexei Navalny has been sentenced to more than two years in prison in Russia.
As we work with Russia to advance U.S. interests, we will work closely with our allies and partners to Responsible Russia for failing to respect the rights of its citizens
– He reads the minister’s statement. The head of US diplomacy reacted shortly after the competent Moscow court I changed it for download On Tuesday, Navalny was sentenced to a suspended sentence of three and a half years in the so-called Yves Rocher case in 2014. The court justified the ruling by breaching the terms of the suspended sentence, on the grounds that Navalny did not report to the supervisory authority several times on time. The nearly full year that a politician spent under house arrest is considered prison.
British Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab has also called for the immediate and unconditional release of Navalny, MTI reports. A statement issued by the Foreign Ministry in London also called on Moscow to release peaceful protesters and journalists who had been detained by the Russian authorities in the past two weeks.
The British foreign secretary said that a court ruling issued on Tuesday sets basic standards targeting the victim of poisoning rather than punishing those responsible.
Dominic Raab stressed that all this shows that Russia is not fulfilling even the most basic obligations expected of responsible members of the international community.
Since then, Alexei Navalny has also demanded the immediate release of French President Emmanuel Macron and European Union High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Josep Borrell.
The judgment of Alexei Navalny is unacceptable
Macron said in a tweet to him on Twitter on Tuesday. The French head of state stressed that the political dispute cannot be considered a crime, and urged the opposition politician’s release.
Respect for human rights, as well as democratic freedoms, is not a matter of bargaining
Condemnation of Alexei Embed a Tweet Unacceptable. Political disagreement is not a crime. We call for his immediate release. Respect for human rights for the sake of democratic freedom is non-negotiable.
– Emmanuel Macron (EmmanuelMacron) February 2, 2021
Josep Borrell posted a similarly powerful decision on his Twitter account. The European Union’s High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy said:
Alexei Navalny’s ruling runs counter to Russia’s international obligations to the rule of law and fundamental freedoms.
Judging Alexei Embed a Tweet It conflicts with Russia’s international obligations regarding the rule of law and fundamental freedoms. Runs counter to judgment # EastThat ruled this case arbitrarily and unreasonably.
I demand his immediate release.
Josep Borrell Fontelles (JosepBorrellF) February 2, 2021
Borrell gave his warning words to Russian leaders four days before his visit to Moscow. And refute beliefs that a visit may be missed. He stressed that this visit, on the contrary, is more important in light of what happened, because on this occasion it can send a “strong message” about human rights. Borel By the way, he asked his future hosts to see Navalny along the way.