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43 countries demand independent international investigation into Navalny’s death

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A total of 43 countries, including the United States, the member states of the European Union and the United Kingdom, are calling for an international investigation into the death of Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny.

Source: BELGA

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A total of 43 countries, including the United States, the member states of the European Union and the United Kingdom, are calling for an international investigation into the death of Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny.

“We are outraged by the death of opposition politician Alexei Navalny, for which ultimate responsibility lies with (Russian) President (Vladimir) Putin and the Russian authorities,” EU Ambassador Lotte Knudsen told the United States Human Rights Council on behalf of the 43 countries. in Geneva.

Navalny was one of the best-known political opponents of Russian President Vladimir Putin. He served a nineteen-year prison sentence for ‘extremism’ in a prison camp, where he died on Friday, February 16, according to prison authorities. According to Navalny’s team, the death certificate speaks of a natural cause of death. However, both the team and human rights activists believe Navalny was killed.

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