Germany urges Russia to give Alexei Navalny medical care
22 January 2023 | 4:27 pm
Germany is calling on Russian authorities to provide "urgent" medical care to Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny. The dissident has said he is being denied access to basic medical treatment, despite being sick.
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