Monday 18 January 2021 / 10:34 AM Lisa Nandy

Lisa Nandy responds to arrest of Alexei Navalny

Lisa Nandy MP, Labour’s Shadow Foreign Secretary, commenting on the arrest of Russian opposition activist, Alexei Navalny, said:

“Alexei Navalny was the victim of a cowardly chemical weapons attack and has shown great courage in returning to his homeland to continue to champion democratic reform.

“His detention is unjustifiable and an insult to the Russian people. Navalny should be released immediately and those responsible for the chemical attack that almost cost him his life brought to justice.

“We stand in solidarity with the Russian people, who have the right to exercise their democratic rights and determine the future of their country.”