The Department of Justice of the Federal Republic of Germany responded to four legal requests from Russia in the case of Alexei Navalny.
Deutsche Welle reports.
“The federal government proceeds from the assumption that the Russian government will now immediately take all necessary steps to investigate the crime against Mr. Navalny. This crime must be investigated in Russia”, said a spokesman for the German Ministry of Justice.
In addition, the official noted that Berlin provided answers to the requests of the Russian side in the form in which it is currently possible and permissible in accordance with the European Agreement on the provision of legal assistance and the norms of German law. At the same time, the medical information was not transferred to Moscow. This is due to the fact that personal health data is “specially protected by German law”.
On August 20, 2020, the plane in which Navalny was flying urgently landed in Omsk, as he became ill. Navalny was taken to a hospital in Omsk, and later transported to Germany for treatment. At the end of September, Navalny was discharged from the hospital and underwent a rehabilitation course in Germany.