MSN - AP World http://syn2.thecanadianpress.com:8080/mrss/feed/fcf7391a2f354311807f0501c16bde6a MSN - AP World Copyright © 2010-2018 The Canadian Press. All rights reserved. http://www.rssboard.org/rss-specification Thu, 24 Jun 2021 18:56:59 +0000 WH issues warning to Russia over Navalny's health http://syn2.thecanadianpress.com:8080/mrss/feed/fcf7391a2f354311807f0501c16bde6a/563a20aa46014ac8af6ca78c8bf24c3a The White House issued a stark warning to Russia Monday regarding the deteriorating health of opposition leader Alexei Navalny. Press secretary Jen Psaki said there would be "consequences" for Moscow if Navalny dies. (April 19) 563a20aa46014ac8af6ca78c8bf24c3a Mon, 19 Apr 2021 19:08:35 +0000 SHOTLIST:RESTRICTION SUMMARY:US NETWORK POOLWashington, DC - 19 April 2021++EDIT STARTS ON A SOUNDBITE++1. SOUNDBITE (English) Jen Psaki, White House press secretary:"I expect today, if not now, our national security adviser is going to have a conversation with his counterpart and we'll have a readout of that once that's concluded. That, of course, will cover a range of topics, but certainly the detention and treatment of Navalny will be a part of that. Let me say that as a reminder, in the president's first conversation with President Putin, he raised a range of concerns, including the treatment of Navalny. On March 2nd, we announced in coordination with several key allies and partners, our response to Russia's use of a chemical weapon to poison Alexei Navalny. So our, we continue to reiterate our view that what happens to Mr. Navalny in the custody of the Russian government is the responsibility of the Russian government and that they will be held accountable by the international community. As national security adviser Sullivan has said, he said just yesterday, we are not going to telegraph our punches if Mr. Navalny dies, while there will be consequences to the Russian government and we reserve those options. But in the interim, our objective is, of course, continuing to call for, push for his release and reiterate our view that he must be treated humanely."++EDIT ENDS ON SOUNDBITE++STORYLINE:The White House issued a warning to Russia regarding the health of opposition leader Alexei Navalny, who is in the third week of a hunger strike while behind bars.The politician's doctor said he could be near death in prison."What happens to Mr. Navalny in the custody of the Russian government is the responsibility of the Russian government," White House press secretary Jen Psaki said at the briefing. "They will be held accountable by the international community." Psaki called for Navalny's release and that he “must be treated humanely,” adding that U.S. National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan discussed Navalny with Nikolai Patrushev, head of the Russian Security Council.She underscored what Sullivan said about the case on Sunday, reiterating, "we are not going to telegraph our punches if Mr. Navalny dies, while there will be consequences to the Russian government and we reserve those options."Navalny was arrested in January upon his return from Germany, where he had spent five months recovering from a nerve agent poisoning he blames on the Kremlin - an accusation Russian officials have rejected. His arrest triggered massive protests across Russia, the biggest show of defiance in recent years. Soon after, a court ordered him to serve 2 1/2 years in prison on a 2014 embezzlement conviction that the European Court of Human Rights deemed to be “arbitrary and manifestly unreasonable.”Navalny began a hunger strike to protest the refusal to let his doctors visit when he began experiencing severe back pain and a loss of feeling in his legs. ===========================================================Clients are reminded: (i) to check the terms of their licence agreements for use of content outside news programming and that further advice and assistance can be obtained from the AP Archive on: Tel +44 (0) 20 7482 7482 Email: info@aparchive.com(ii) they should check with the applicable collecting society in their Territory regarding the clearance of any sound recording or performance included within the AP Television News service (iii) they have editorial responsibility for the use of all and any content included within the AP Television News service and for libel, privacy, compliance and third party rights applicable to their Territory. The White House issued a stark warning to Russia Monday regarding the deteriorating health of opposition leader Alexei Navalny. Press secretary Jen Psaki said there would be "consequences" for Moscow if Navalny dies. (April 19) WH issues warning to Russia over Navalny's health