Sakharov Prize: European Parliament honors Alexei Navalny
19 December 2021 | 10:54 am
At a European Parliament ceremony in Strasbourg, representatives of the jailed Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny have accepted the Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought on his behalf.
28 Jan 2021
After recovering in Berlin from reported Novichok poisoning, opposition figure Alexei Navalny has been arrested upon his return to Russia. Supporters say he is a political prisoner. Juri Rescheto reports from Moscow.
28 Jan 2021
Germany's foreign minister said the prominent Kremlin critic "should be released immediately," echoing calls from other European countries and the US. Navalny was detained on his return to Russia after his poisoning.
27 Jan 2021
US President Joe Biden has raised concerns over the jailing of Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny in his first phone call with Vladimir Putin. All G7 foreign ministers condemned Navalny's arrest as "politically motivated."
12 Feb 2021
The package could help the European Union recover from the pandemic by boosting environmental schemes and digital transformation. The stimulus was endorsed by an overwhelming majority of EU lawmakers.
13 Feb 2021
Yulia Navalnaya, the wife of imprisoned Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny, reportedly flew to Germany from Moscow's Domodedovo airport. The reasons for her trip to Germany were not immediately clear.
21 Feb 2021
The Kremlin critic was arrested on his return to Russia from Germany in January. He is serving time in prison, following a trial that Navalny dismissed as a tool to silence him.
2 Mar 2021
Two top UN officials said Russia is to blame for the near-fatal poisoning of the prominent Kremlin critic. The human rights experts said an international investigation should be carried out as "a matter of urgency."
4 Apr 2021
Jailed Russian opposition figure Alexei Navalny has announced on social media he will go on hunger strike until he receives proper medical treatment.
7 Apr 2021
The Russian opposition figure says he is suffering from fever, but has vowed to continue his hunger strike. He has been moved to a sick ward and tested for coronavirus, local media reported.
19 Apr 2021
Russian dissident Alexei Navalny has been moved from his prison to a hospital for convicts, officials say. EU foreign ministers are meeting to discuss the Kremlin critic's health, saying they hold Russia responsible.
21 Apr 2021
The state of imprisoned Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny's health is making headlines globally, with his supporters urging mass protests. It is a race against time before his allies are forced underground.
29 Apr 2021
If Navalny perseveres with his hunger strike he will die, doctors have warned. Meanwhile, the opposition leader has been brought up to speed with the protests across Russia, which have filled him with "hope."
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Nationalists in the UK are hunting down people who have fled across the Channel to England in small boats and claim the government is not doing enough to prevent illegal immigration. The number of migrants arriving this way has reached a new high.
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