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  Russian dissident Navalny demands tougher sanctions on oligarchs Russian dissident Navalny demands tougher sanctions on oligarchs Navalny Moscow Aug 17 2022 Russian dissident Alexei Navalny has called on the West to impose tougher sanctions on Russian oligarchs as Moscow s war on Ukraine continues unabated Let us not forget sanctions are needed to force the aggressor to stop the war To put pressure on him And there are complex solutions here like the oil and gas embargo But then there are really simple ones personal sanctions They don t require anything but political will he wrote in an appeal from the prison camp where he is serving a lengthy sentence In a series of tweets Navalny criticised the fact that while the head of state owned Rosneft Igor Sechin is on an EU sanctions list the head of energy giant Gazprom Alexei Miller is not Billionaire Roman Abramovich a former English football club Chelsea FC was not included on a United States sanctions list for example he said Of the 200 people listed as the richest Russians bz Forbes magazine barely a quarter are on Western sanctions lists Navalny said Navalny is currently serving a nine year prison sentence in a penal colony for alleged fraud The Russian judiciary is widely seen as controlled by the Kremlin and has been slammed for its arbitrary rulings by human rights activists The dissident is viewed as a political prisoner with his jailing criticised as retribution for his ongoing criticism of the Russian authorities Navalny narrowly survived an attempt to poison him with the chemical agent Novichok in August 2020 for which he blames Russian President Vladimir Putin www nannews ng YEE NewsSourceCredit NAN
Russian dissident Navalny demands tougher sanctions on oligarchs

1 Russian dissident Navalny demands tougher sanctions on oligarchs

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2 Russian dissident Navalny demands tougher sanctions on oligarchs
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3 Moscow, Aug. 17, 2022  Russian dissident Alexei Navalny has called on the West to impose tougher sanctions on Russian oligarchs, as Moscow’s war on Ukraine continues unabated.

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4 “Let us not forget: sanctions are needed to force the aggressor to stop the war.

5 To put pressure on him.

6 And there are complex solutions here like the oil and gas embargo.

7 “But then there are really simple ones: personal sanctions.

8 “They don’t require anything but political will,” he wrote, in an appeal from the prison camp where he is serving a lengthy sentence.

9 In a series of tweets, Navalny criticised the fact that while the head of state-owned Rosneft, Igor Sechin, is on an EU sanctions list, the head of energy giant Gazprom, Alexei Miller, is not.

10 Billionaire Roman Abramovich, a former English football club Chelsea FC, was not included on a United States sanctions list, for example, he said.

11 Of the 200 people listed as the richest Russians bz Forbes magazine, barely a quarter are on Western sanctions lists, Navalny said.

12 Navalny is currently serving a nine-year prison sentence in a penal colony for alleged fraud.

13 The Russian judiciary is widely seen as controlled by the Kremlin, and has been slammed for its arbitrary rulings by human rights activists.

14 The dissident is viewed as a political prisoner, with his jailing criticised as retribution for his ongoing criticism of the Russian authorities.

15 Navalny narrowly survived an attempt to poison him with the chemical agent Novichok in August 2020, for which he blames Russian President Vladimir Putin.

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