With deep sadness, we learned the news that the Russian court machine has passed a guilty verdict against opposition politician Alexei Navalny.
We at Solidaritätsnetz International remain true to our previous statements and support the policies of the Swiss authorities. The prosecution of Mr. Navalny has only a political aspect and is a way of fighting dissent in Russia.
The regime of President Putin is definitively and irrevocably slipping into a system of totalitarian dictatorship. Aggression towards Ukraine, restrictions on human rights and freedoms, elimination of political competitors and the like – this is not a complete picture of Russian reality.
Solidaritätsnetz International demands the immediate release of Mr. Navalny and the dropping of all charges.