Last Update 15:0
Wednesday, 16 June 2021

UN rights experts urge international probe of Navalny poisoning

Two UN human rights experts called Monday for an international investigation into the poisoning of Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny, and demanded his 'immediate release' from a Russian penal colony

AFP , Monday 1 Mar 2021
Navanly
FILE PHOTO: Russian opposition leader Navalny attends a court hearing in Moscow.AFP
Share/Bookmark
Share/Bookmark

Two UN human rights experts called Monday for an international investigation into the poisoning of Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny, and demanded his 'immediate release' from a Russian penal colony.

Agnes Callamard, the UN's top expert on extrajudicial, summary and arbitrary executions, and Irene Khan, the expert on freedom of opinion and expression, made the call in a joint statement.

' Given the inadequate response of the domestic authorities, the use of prohibited chemical weapons, and the apparent pattern of attempted targeted killings, we believe that an international investigation should be carried out as a matter of urgency in order to establish the facts and clarify all the circumstances concerning Mr. Navalny's poisoning,' they said.

Short link:

 

Latest

© 2010 Ahram Online.