03 Mar 2021

US Imposes Sanctions on Russians

The US has imposed sanctions on senior Russian officials after President Biden promised to take action over the poisoning of opposition leader Alexei Navalny and his subsequent arrest. Several of Navalny’s associates were also detained as Russia continues its crackdown on opposition forces under President Vladimir Putin. US officials have

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11 Feb 2021

European rights advocate asks Russia to explain police action over protests

A European human rights advocacy group, the Council of Europe’s Human Rights Commissioner, has called on Russia to explain reports of abuse and use of excessive force by Russian law enforcement to disperse anti-Kremlin protests sparked by the arrest of Alexei Navalny, a key opposition leader. The agency reminded Moscow

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29 Jan 2021

Alexei Navalny’s Request to Leave Jail Denied by Russian Court Ahead of Protests

On Thursday, a Russian court denied requests to free detained Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny, a key figure in Russia’s opposition movement who was recently released from a German hospital after being poisoned with the nerve agent Novichok. Authorities also extended their crackdown on Navalny’s inner circle, arresting his brother Oleg,

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