By: V4 Agency
In January, the American George Soros-funded Amnesty International human rights organisation considered Alexei Navalny, then incarcerated in Russia, a “prisoner of conscience.” Since then, however, the advocacy group’s attitude toward the politician has flipped, as evidenced by a recently released email.
In early February, due to the systematic violation of his probation terms, a Moscow court decided to convert the opposition politician’s three-and-a-half-year suspended prison term imposed earlier in the so-called Yves Rocher case, to mandatory time behind bars.
Amnesty International (AI), funded by the US stock market speculator, advocated for Mr Navalny back in January. They issued a statement, in which they described the politician as a “prisoner of conscience.” In their view, Mr Navalny’s arrest was further evidence that Russian authorities wanted to silence him.
The organisation’s attitude toward Mr Navalny, however, has suddenly changed.
In an email that came to light recently, they wrote that Mr Navalny is no longer considered a “prisoner of conscience” because earlier he had “advocated violence and discrimination” and had never withdrawn his controversial comments.
Nevertheless, AI will continue its calls for the politician’s release from custody in the future.
Amnesty decided to revoke Mr Navalny’s “prisoner of conscience” status after it resurfaced that Mr Navalny had made xenophobic remarks in the 2000s, when he was affiliated with Russia’s far right. In one instance he compared Caucasian Muslims and immigrants to cockroaches.
here is another video navalny is not keen to share anymore, in which he compares muslims to cockroaches and flies and recommends shooting them with guns if swatters and shoes failhttps://t.co/xf0yDtA4s5
— katya (@kazbek) January 19, 2021
The Open Society Foundations (OSF) are keen to support Amnesty with hefty sums of money. OSF’s website reveals that the organisation received 1.4 million dollars in 2019.
Mr Navalny’s custody prompted several demonstrations in Russia. At one of these rallies, Russian authorities arrested a woman, a former student of George Soros’s Central European University (CEU). CEU issued a statement, stating its support for Ann Vellikok.
Soros has been sponsoring his CEU with billions of dollars over the years. According to OSF’s website, the institution received three very large amounts “to provide general support” in 2019 alone:
- 632.5 million dollars (for 12 months),
- 11.7 million dollars (for 19 months),
- 175.9 million dollars (for 77 months).
The Central European University (CEU), founded by US stock market speculator George Soros, issued a statement in support of its former student arrested in Russia….