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Canada Alexei Navalny. The Council of Europe calls Russia to "immediately release" the opponent

22:50  10 june  2021
22:50  10 june  2021 Source:   ouest-france.fr

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Alexeï Navalny, ici dans un tribunal de Moscou en février 2021. © Maxim Shemetov / Archives Reuters Alexei Navalny, here in a court of Moscow in February 2021.

The Executive Instance of the Council of Europe Asked "urgently", Thursday, June 10, in Moscow to "immediately release" the Russian opponent Alexei Navalny, in the aftermath of the dismantling of his movement deemed "extremist" by a Moscow court.

The Council of Europe tries to put the pressure on the Russia in the navalny file. "The Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe (composed of 47 Member States) expressed its serious concern that today, Alexei Navalny remains in detention", has declared in a released statement this Thursday. He asked "urged" "release immediately" opponent.

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This committee, which ensures the execution of the decisions of the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) by the Member States of the Council - shall also request Moscow to cancel the sentence of the enemy Kremlin's sworn in

The case called "Yves Rocher" .

The opponent had been sentenced in Russia in December 2014 to three and a half years in prison in this case for the diversion of 26 million rubles (at the time nearly € 360,000), at the expense of the Russian subsidiary of the French cosmetics society. His brother Oleg had been inflicting the same sentence, but firm, and the Council of Europe also asks Russia to cancel this conviction.

"Arbitrary judicial decisions"

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"had considered that the applicants had been sentenced for acts which were not distinguished from regular commercial activities, by arbitrary judicial decisions, unpredictable and manifestly unreasonable", recalls the Council. These decisions violated the "Principle" no crime or trouble no law "" and the "right to a fair trial" , he points out.

"On February 2, 2021, the suspended sentence of Mr. Alexei Navalny, pronounced as a result of arbitrary condemnation in this case, was converted into firm imprisonment," recalls again. The Russian penitentiary authorities accused him of having infringed the measures of his judicial review when he was convaled in Germany, after surviving an attempt to poison it imputed in Kremlin.

Pan-European Organization Combining 47 Member States, the Council of Europe is set up in Strasbourg, the leaders of the diplomatics of its Member States or their representatives sitting within its Committee of Ministers.

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