Russia ‘Responsible for Navalny’s Poisoning’, UN Special Rapporteur Claims

Earlier within the day, the Russian Foreign Ministry warned it will reply to the brand new EU sanctions on Navalny, whereas including that the ECHR ruling associated to his case was ‘interference’ in Russia’s inner affairs.

UN Special Rapporteur Agnes Callamard has accused Russia of being accountable for the “attempted poisoning” of Russian jailed vlogger Alexei Navalny.

According to the rapporteur, Russia is the one nation to be “known for having developed, stored, and used” the substance in query.

According to the rapporteurs, Navalny was being monitored by Russian authorities on the time when he immediately fell in poor health, so it’s unlikely that any third social gathering may have used a chemical substance towards him with out Russia figuring out.

At the identical time, the rapporteurs acknowledged that France, Germany and Sweden didn’t reply to requests of the Russian prosecutors on the Navalny case.

Navalny and a few western nations recommend members of Russian particular companies poisoned him with a nerve agent. Russian President Vladimir Putin mentioned in December {that a} preliminary investigation of the case was opened, however an precise investigation couldn’t be launched with out substantiating supplies and the West ignored Russia’s requests for support on the case.

Similarly, Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova informed journalists Russia and the UN have a shared goal to search out out the reality within the Navalny case, stressing that Russia has repeatedly requested the related information from Berlin, which she hopes will cease withholding it.


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