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UK Calls for Immediate, Unconditional Release of Kremlin Critic Navalny

Tue 02 Feb 2021 | 08:22 PM

On Tuesday, the United Kingdom (UK) called on Russia to immediately releases Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny who was sentenced to three and a half years in jail earlier today after a court ruled he had violated the terms of his parole.

Navalny, one of President Vladimir Putin’s most prominent critics, was arrested at the Russian border on Jan. 17 after returning from Germany where he had been recovering from being poisoned with a military-grade nerve agent.

On his part, the British foreign minister Dominic Raab said, "The UK calls for the immediate and unconditional release of Alexey Navalny and all of the peaceful protesters and journalists arrested over the last two weeks.”

“Today’s perverse ruling, targeting the victim of a poisoning rather than those responsible, shows Russia is failing to meet the most basic commitments expected of any responsible member of the international community.”