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Secretary of State Blinken takes aim at Russia’s treatment of opposition leader Navalny
PUBLISHED WED, JAN 27 20215:33 PM ESTUPDATED WED, JAN 27 20216:23 PM EST
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https://www.cnbc.com/2021/01/27/secretary-of-state-blinken-takes-aim-at-russias-treatment-of-opposition-leader-navalny.html

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In his first news conference since being confirmed as secretary of State, Antony Blinken expressed “deep concern” over the treatment of Alexei Navalny and the broader human rights situation in Russia.

Last week, Navalny, a critic of Russian President Vladimir Putin, flew to Russia from Berlin, where he had spent nearly half a year recovering since he was allegedly poisoned last summer. He was detained on arrival in Moscow.

“Across the board, as the president has said, we’re reviewing all of these actions that are a deep concern to us whether it is the treatment of Mr. Navalny and particularly the apparent use of a chemical weapon in an attempt to assassinate him,” Blinken said.