STATEMENT FROM THE PARLIAMENTARY CENTRE FOLLOWING THE DETENTION OF ALEXEI NAVALNY IN MOSCOW
January 18th, 2021
The Parliamentary Centre is deeply concerned by the detention of Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalni. Independent voices that can challenge and offer alternatives are essential to democracy. This detention is an infringement of universal democratic rights and a troubling violation of Russia’s international commitments.
The Parliamentary Centre echoes the Canadian Government’s call to ensure his safety and requests his immediate release.
The Centre is committed to supporting and defending democracy worldwide.