U.S. calls Russian decision to add Navalny to list of ‘terrorists and extremists’ disturbing

U.S. calls Russian decision to add Navalny to list of ‘terrorists and extremists’ disturbing

January 25, 2022

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. State Department on Tuesday said Russia’s decision to add jailed Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny and a handful of his allies to an official list of “terrorists and extremists” was disturbing, and it again called for Navalny’s immediate and unconditional release.

“This latest designation represents a new low in Russia’s continuing crackdown on independent civil society,” State Department spokesman Ned Price told reporters.

(Reporting by Simon Lewis and Costas Pitas; Writing by Daphne Psaledakis)

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