US Congress calls for sanctions for Navalny's poisoning - ForumDaily
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U.S. Congress calls for sanctions for Navalny's poisoning

The US Congress condemns the poisoning of Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny. This Legislature calls for decisive action by the United States and the international community - appropriate resolution was published on the official website of the Congress.

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The document says that the House of Representatives condemns the clearly deliberate poisoning of Russian anti-corruption activist and opposition leader Alexei Navalny on August 20, 2020, expresses hope for his full recovery and return to work, and also calls on human rights monitoring bodies to track the poisoning case Navalny as a possible violation of his fundamental human rights, as a result of which to take appropriate measures.

The House of Representatives calls on the Russian government to cooperate in an independent, impartial, and thorough investigation into Navalny's poisoning, and on the U.S. government to support multilateral efforts to secure such an investigation, to open an international case into Navalny's poisoning, and to emphasize the need to hold the organizers and perpetrators accountable.

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The document calls on the US Secretary of State and the head of the US Treasury to designate those involved, in their opinion, in the poisoning of Alexei Navalny as criminals, organizers or masterminds, and to add them to the list of those whose assets are subject to freezing, and they themselves are subject to deprivation of the right to receive visas to the USA. Congress gives 60 days to investigate whether Navalny's poisoning is a fact of the use of chemical weapons by the Russian government. If yes, then impose sanctions in accordance with the Chemical and Biological Weapons Control and Eradication Act of 1991.

The document also mentions details from Navalny's biography: he won 27% of the votes in the Moscow mayoral elections in 2013, he was subsequently denied the opportunity to participate in the elections and was sent to prison several times for participating in unauthorized protests, he was twice attacked using chemical weapons in 2017 and potentially poisoned in 2019 in prison.

It is also mentioned that German chemical weapons experts have found "unequivocal" evidence that Navalny was poisoned with a Soviet-era chemical nerve agent Novichok in August 2020, which was confirmed by laboratories in France and Sweden, but denied by the Russian government.

Congress calls to recall the mysterious deaths and murders of other Russian journalists, human rights activists, politicians and whistleblowers: former Russian spy Alexander Litvinenko and investigative journalist Anna Politkovskaya in 2006; human rights defender Stanislav Markelov, journalist Anastasia Baburova and human rights defender Natalya Estemirova in 2009; opposition politician Boris Nemtsov in 2015.

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Congress notes that, under the Magnitsky Act on Global Responsibility for the Law and Accountability in Human Rights, the US government has the power to respond to serious human rights abuses in Russia, as it did in 2018: then after the poisoning of Sergei Skripal and his daughter of Yulia, the US government has imposed two rounds of sanctions against Russia.

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