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Alexei Navalny

Question for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

UIN HL15219, tabled on 22 April 2021

To ask Her Majesty's Government what, if any, response they have received from the government of Russia to the statement by the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office on 18 April reiterating their call for Alexey Navalny’s “immediate release from his politically motivated imprisonment”; and what information they have on Alexey Navalny’s health since that date.

Answered on

29 April 2021

The UK is deeply concerned by reports of Mr Navalny's hospitalisation and the continued deterioration of his health. Mr Navalny must be given immediate access to independent medical care and we reiterate our call for his immediate release from his politically motivated imprisonment. We note recent media reporting that Mr Navalny has ended his hunger strike and will continue to monitor closely reports about his health.

We raise Mr Navalny's case regularly with the Russian Government. Most recently, our Embassy in Moscow raised it with the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs on 15 April.