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The initiative calls on the State Department and the Ministry of Finance to impose sanctions on persons found to be involved in the poisoning
The US House of Representatives on Wednesday discusses a resolution condemning the poisoning of Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny and calling for a decisive response from the United States and the world community.
The initiative calls on the US Department of State and the US Treasury to add to the sanctions lists persons found to be involved in the poisoning of the Russian opposition leader, and to adopt visa and financial sanctions against them..
Alexey Navalny (archive photo)
The resolution also supports an investigation to establish whether the incident is a case of the use of chemical weapons by the government of the Russian Federation, and, if so, to impose appropriate sanctions..
The document calls on the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe and multilateral human rights monitoring bodies to monitor the case of Navalny’s poisoning as a possible violation of his fundamental human rights and take appropriate measures.
The resolution also calls on the Russian government to assist in conducting independent, impartial and thorough investigations by the competent authorities and the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons..
The document also calls on the US government to support international efforts to investigate Navalny’s poisoning, raise the issue with the Russian authorities, and emphasize the need to bring those responsible to justice..
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