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Australia joins Western allies in condemning poisoning of Alexei Navalny – ABC News

Foreign Minister Marise Payne has joined a number of her international counterparts in condemning the poisoning of Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny and calling for Moscow to conduct a transparent investigation.

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Australian Foreign Minister Marise Payne has joined several of her counterparts in condemning the poisoning of Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny and called on the Kremlin to perform a “thorough and transparent investigation”.
Key points:

  • The statement from world leaders says Mr Navalny’s poisoning is “another grave blow against democracy” in Russia
  • The UN human rights chief this week said a pattern of poisonings of Russian citizens was “profoundly disturbing”
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