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US Mission to the OSCE condemns the violation of the right to peaceful protest in Russia

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The US Mission to the OSCE issued a statement condemning the harsh crackdown on recent peaceful protests in Russia and the crackdown on independent media, political opposition and civil society in the country.

“The right to peaceful assembly is enshrined in the Russian constitution. It is enshrined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and OSCE commitments, which Russia voluntarily accepted.US Mission to the OSCE condemns the violation of the right to peaceful protest in Russia Moreover, Russia is obliged to respect peaceful assemblies as a country that has signed the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, “the statement says..

“The arrest of opposition leader Alexei Navalny and the ensuing crackdown on protests are worrying signs that the Russian government is trying to further restrict civil society and the exercise of human rights and fundamental freedoms in violation of its obligations,” the document goes on to say..

“We join the many concerned members of the international community in calling on the Russian authorities to release all those detained for the exercise of their human rights and to immediately and unconditionally release Alexei Navalny..US Mission to the OSCE condemns the violation of the right to peaceful protest in Russia We urge Russia to fully cooperate with the international community in investigating the poisoning of one of its citizens and to reliably explain the use of chemical weapons on its territory, ”said the US Mission to the OSCE.

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