Germany, Great Britain and the United States called for Navalny’s release after a court decision to replace his suspended sentence with a real one.
US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken said in a statement that Washington is deeply concerned about the court’s decision.
“We once again call on the Russian authorities to immediately and unconditionally release Mr. Navalny,” Blinken said.
A statement on the situation was also published on behalf of British Foreign Minister Dominic Raab.
“The UK calls for the immediate and unconditional release of Alexei Navalny and all peaceful protesters and journalists detained over the past two weeks,” the minister said.
According to German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas, Navalny’s verdict is “a blow to fundamental freedoms and the rule of law” in Russia.
“Alexei Navalny must be immediately released,” the German Foreign Ministry on Twitter quotes Maas.
The Simonovsky Court of Moscow, at a retreat in the Moscow City Court on February 2, at the request of the FSIN, replaced Navalny’s suspended sentence with a real one.