Biden’s team calls for release of Russian activist Navalny

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Joe Biden, President-elect, United States of America.

The team of U.S. President-elect Joe Biden on Sunday called for the release of Russian dissident Alexei Navalny after he was detained upon arrival at a Moscow airport, as the Trump administration remained quiet on the subject.

“Mr Navalny should be immediately released, and the perpetrators of the outrageous attack on his life must be held accountable,” said Jake Sullivan, who will serve as Biden’s national security adviser if confirmed by the Senate.

“The Kremlin’s attacks on Navalny are not just a violation of human rights, but an affront to the Russian people who want their voices heard.”

The Kremlin critic was travelling home after spending five months in Germany, where he received emergency medical treatment following his poisoning with the nerve agent Novichok.

The 44-year-old was detained while going through passport control and is to be remanded in custody until a court decision, with a trial scheduled for…



Source: Vanguard Newspaper