U.S. calls on Russia to release protesters, condemns 'harsh tactics' -statement

Reuters | Washington DC | Updated: 24-01-2021 01:14 IST | Created: 24-01-2021 01:09 IST
U.S. calls on Russia to release protesters, condemns 'harsh tactics' -statement
"We call on Russian authorities to release all those detained for exercising their universal rights," U.S. State Department spokesman Ned Price said in a statement, calling for Navalny's "unconditional" release. Image Credit: Wikimedia Commons

The United States on Saturday called on Russian authorities to release protesters and journalists detained across Russia at demonstrations supporting detained Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny, and condemned what it called "harsh tactics" used against them.

"We call on Russian authorities to release all those detained for exercising their universal rights," U.S. State Department spokesman Ned Price said in a statement, calling for Navalny's "unconditional" release.

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