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4/18, 6:15 PM (Source: TeleTrader)
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EU 'deeply concerned' about Navalny's health

European Union's High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Josep Borrell said on Sunday that the EU is "deeply concerned" about reports that Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny's health in the penal colony continues to deteriorate. He called on Russian authorities to "grant him immediate access to medical professionals he trusts."

The EU also continued to call for Navalny's "immediate and unconditional release as we consider his sentencing politically motivated and running counter to Russia's international human rights obligations." The union assessed that his detention "is not an isolated incident but confirms a negative pattern of a shrinking space for the opposition, civil society and independent voices in the Russian Federation."

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