Washington accuses Moscow of not respecting the rights of its rival Navalny

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 Washington accuses Moscow of not respecting the rights of its rival Navalny


Washington accuses Moscow of not respecting the rights of its rival Navalny

 Washington accuses Moscow of not respecting the rights of its rival Navalny





Washington on Friday accused Moscow of not respecting the rights of imprisoned Russian dissident Alexei Navalny, notably by not allowing him to communicate freely with lawyers. Rights of Alexei Navalny. Price said that prison authorities impeded his defense preparations and his ability to communicate freely with lawyers, such as by monitoring their meetings or causing delays in the exchange of documents. This is new evidence of politically motivated harassment against Navalny.




He concluded that this underscores the fear felt by those who speak the truth in Russia, reiterating the call for the immediate release of opponents.


Navalny said Thursday that he was denied a confidential interview with his lawyer. According to him, every document exchanged with his defenders will now be subject to a three-day verification by the prison administration.




In late May, the Russian judiciary confirmed a nine-year prison sentence for Navalny after he was found guilty of embezzling donations received by his organization, charges that opposition leaders denied as politicized.


The anti-corruption activist and most prominent Kremlin opponent was jailed for fraud in a 2014 case involving the French company Yves Rocher.


The defector was arrested after returning home from Germany in January 2021 after being treated for a serious poisoning he suffered in August and has blamed President Vladimir Putin, a claim the Kremlin denies.