Supporters of imprisoned Russian dissident and opposition chief Alexei Navalny constructed a faux jail cell outdoors the Russian embassy in Berlin on Tuesday.
The anti-Putin, pro-Navalny demonstration, which featured Navalny’s brother Oleg, drew about 100 individuals.
“There’s a connection between what occurs to Alexei Navalny and the struggle in Ukraine,” organizer Leonid Volkov stated.
Navalny was jailed in Russia and sentenced to 9 years for fraud after returning to the nation in 2021. He’d left Russia after being poisoned with Novichok, a chemical nerve agent, the yr prior.
Volkov added that Navalny is additional punished by his jailers at any time when he criticizes the struggle in Ukraine throughout court docket appearances.
Navalny has written frankly about his remedy in jail, describing it as an effort to interrupt his spirit and silence different critics.
“Every part you learn in regards to the horrors and fascist crimes of our jail system is all true. With one modification: The truth is even worse,” he stated in an Instagram post earlier this month.
Volkov stated latest occasions, like a whole lot of docs efficiently petitioning for Navalny to obtain medical remedy, confirmed the Kremlin was prone to outdoors strain campaigns and cause for demonstrations like Tuesday’s in Berlin.
“There are possibly indicators that they’re really listening within the Kremlin,” he stated. “Not as a result of they’re good individuals — they’re not — not as a result of they’re humanistic, however as a result of they’re weak.”
Volkov added that it was potential Navalny could possibly be the topic of future peace talks.
“[Putin] is aware of that sooner or later in time he might be compelled into negotiations after which, okay, many choices might be on the desk,” he stated.
The demonstration occurred previous to documentary movie “Navalny” being nominated for an Academy Award for finest documentary function.
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