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White House Demands Kremlin to Release Navalny

The administration of US President Joe Biden has reiterated its demand that Russian authorities immediately release opposition leader Alexei Navalny and his supporters detained for protesting against his imprisonment.

This was reported by the British edition of the Independent.

White House press secretary Jen Psaki said on Monday, January 25th, “We call on the Russian authorities to release all detainees for exercising their universal rights and for the immediate and unconditional release of Alexei Navalny.”

Last weekend, the U.S. State Department issued a similar statement, also demanding the release of opposition activists.

According to the newspaper, the 46th president's strong condemnation of the new manifestation of political repression in Russia marks a sharp retreat from the position of his predecessor, who in September 2020 did not say that Navalny was poisoned by Russian government agents, as was widely reported.

As a reminder, Navalny's supporters are preparing new protests. People are urged to take to the streets on January 31.

It was also reported that more than 3,700 people were detained at protests in support of Navalny and other political prisoners in Russia on Saturday, January 23.

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