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Russia’s Navalny moved to prison as Amnesty changes his status

Moscow — Jailed Russian opposition leader Alexey Navalny was transferred to an undisclosed penal colony this week to serve his two-and-a-half-year prison sentence. His move comes as a prominent human rights organization defends its decision to strip him of “prisoner of conscience,” insisting it didn’t cave to pressure from Moscow. Navalny’s lawyer Vadim Kobzev said … Read more

U.N. rights experts to issue findings on Navalny case on Monday

GENEVA, Feb 26 (Reuters) – United Nations human rights investigators will issue their findings on the case of Kremlin critic Andrei Navalny on Monday, a U.N. statement said on Friday. The opposition politician was arrested in Moscow in January upon returning from Germany following treatment for poisoning with what many Western countries say was a … Read more

Jailed Russian opposition politician Alexei Navalny moved from Moscow prison

MOSCOW, Feb 25 (Reuters) – Jailed Russian opposition politician Alexei Navalny has been moved from a prison in Moscow, his lawyer said on Thursday, a move that may mean he is being moved to a prison camp outside the Russian capital. Navalny, a prominent critic of President Vladimir Putin, was jailed earlier this month over … Read more

Alexei Navalny leads Russians in a historic battle against arbitrary rule, with words echoing Catherine the Great

Women form a human chain on Feb. 14 in central Moscow to support jailed opposition leader Alexei Navalny, his wife Yulia Navalnaya and other political prisoners. Mikhail Svetlov/Getty Images Tens of thousands of young Russians are protesting the leadership of Vladimir Putin nationwide in freezing temperatures. Thousands have been arrested. Central to these well-organized protests … Read more

Joe Biden planning package of sanctions to target Russia after Navalny poisoning

President Biden speaking – SAUL LOEB/AFP via Getty Images US President Joe Biden is planning a package of sanctions to target Russia after the poisoning and imprisonment of Alexei Navalny and a cyber attack which targeted Government agencies. In a move expected to be coordinated with European leaders, President Biden will be taking Russia to … Read more

EU to hit more Russian officials with sanctions over Navalny

BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union foreign ministers agreed Monday to impose new sanctions against Russian officials linked to the jailing of opposition leader Alexei Navalny, and expressed concern that the government in Moscow appears to see the 27-nation bloc as an adversary. “We reached a political agreement to impose restrictive measures against those responsible for … Read more

EU to impose sanctions against Russia for jailing opposition leader Alexei Navalny

The Daily Beast ‘This Is Some Crazy Nightmare’: Mom Recounts Last Moments With Her 3 Kids Who Died in Texas Power Outage Courtesy of Jackie NguyenLast Monday, Jackie Pham Nguyen was grateful to still have power at her Texas home.Her kids—Colette, 5, Edison, 8, and Olivia, 11—played in the snow that morning before coming inside … Read more

Putin opposition leader Alexey Navalny could be sent to a Russian prison camp within days after losing appeal

Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny talks to one of his lawyers Moscow City Court via AP Russian opposition leader and Putin critic, Alexey Navalny, likely to be sent to prison camp. Navalny lost his appeal, although a judge reduced his 3-year sentence by six weeks. The former lawyer faces another trial on Saturday, this time … Read more