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Navalny Calls for Sanctions Against Russian State Media ‘Warmongers’

Rogue Valley

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Apr 18, 2013
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Jailed Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny called for sanctions on Russian state-run media Tuesday, accusing President Vladimir Putin’s “propagandists” of turning into “warmongers” during the country’s deadly invasion of Ukraine. Navalny said the “monstrosity of lies” he witnessed on state television’s coverage of atrocities left behind by Russia’s withdrawal from towns outside Ukraine’s capital Kyiv prompted him to lobby for economic penalties. Russia claims the widespread footage of dead bodies on the streets of Bucha are “fake” and a Western provocation. “My point is that Putin's propaganda has long ceased to be a tool. They are actual warmongers and have become a party in their own right,” Navalny said in a Twitter thread. “They demand a war to the bitter end, storming Kyiv, bombing Lviv. Even the prospect of a nuclear war does not scare them.” Navalny, Russia’s most prominent opposition figure, had long advocated for Western sanctions against Kremlin officials and business tycoons linked to Putin.

His latest calls for asset freezes and visa blacklists for Russian state media personalities and a ban on equipment and services come amid steps already taken by the European Union and the United Kingdom before and after Russia’s invasion of Ukraine on Feb. 24. “Warmongers should be treated as war criminals. From the editors-in-chief to the talk show hosts to the news editors, [they] should be sanctioned now and tried someday,” Navalny tweeted. Navalny was last month found guilty of fraud and contempt of court, adding nine years to his current 2.5-year sentence for violating parole during his poisoning recovery.

I've advocated sanctioning Russia's propaganda media for many years now.
How does Navalny get access to Russian media and more to the point, how does his voice from prison make it out onto media?

I believe Mr. Navalny's lawyers are able to smuggle his notes from prison.

That is how Nadya Tolokonnikova of ***** Riot wrote a series of expose's about abuse in her prison, stories which were later compiled into a book.


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