Европейский Союз осуждает задержание российского оппозиционера Алексея Навального сразу после его возвращения в Москву 17 января и призывает незамедлительно предоставить ему свободу. Политизация судебной системы неприемлема; права г-на Навального должны соблюдаться.
The European Union condemns the detention of the Russian opposition politician Alexei Navalny upon his return to Moscow on 17 January and calls for his immediate release. Politicisation of the judiciary is unacceptable and Mr Navalny’s rights must be respected. We also call upon the Russian authorities to immediately release all those journalists and citizens who have been detained in connection to their reporting of, and support of, Mr Navalny upon his return. This detention confirms a continuous negative pattern of shrinking space for the opposition, civil society and independent voices in the Russian Federation. The EU will follow closely the developments in this field and will continue to take this into account when shaping its policy towards Russia.
UN Women, the European Commission, the Governments of Belgium, France, Mexico and Cartooning for Peace, are launching a global Comic and Cartoon Competition to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action.