Putin regime breaches Russian Constitution with Navalny arrest

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Russian Federal Bailiffs service officers stand at the Babushkinsky district court prior to the start of a trial against Russian opposition leader Alexey Navalny in Moscow, Russia, Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2021. Moscow court continues the trial against Navalny on the charges of defamation. Navalny was accused of slandering a World War II veteran featured in the video promoting the constitutional reform allowing to extend President Vladimir Putin's rule. The politician slammed people in the video as "traitors" and stands trial on defamation charges. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko)

Russian Federal Bailiffs service officers stand at the Babushkinsky district court prior to the start of a trial against Russian opposition leader Alexey Navalny in Moscow, Russia, Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2021. Moscow court continues the trial against Navalny on the charges of defamation. Navalny was accused of slandering a World War II veteran featured in the video promoting the constitutional reform allowing to extend President Vladimir Putin's rule. The politician slammed people in the video as "traitors" and stands trial on defamation charges. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko)

Russian Federal Bailiffs service officers stand at the Babushkinsky district court prior to the start of a trial against Russian opposition leader Alexey Navalny in Moscow, Russia, Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2021. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko)

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UPDATED 8:07 AM PT – Thursday, February 18, 2021

The Putin regime is breaching the Russian Constitution with its attempts to persecute opposition leader Alexey Navalny. On Wednesday, the Kremlin rejected an order by the European Court for Human Rights to immediately release Navalny from detention.

Officials claim the court’s decision amounts to interference with Russia’s internal affairs. However, the European court has the highest authority in Russia, according to the Russian Constitution, which means the regime’s actions are unconstitutional.

The EU said the Putin regime must, instead, investigate the failed poisoning of Navalny.

“We are calling for immediate, unconditional release of Navalny because the charges brought up against him, we consider as politically motivated,” stated Peter Stano, lead EU spokesman for Foreign Affairs and Security. “Attempted assassination is still not being investigated in Russia, so this is the priority where the Russian authorities should concentrate and focus their energies, and solve it as soon as possible instead of harassing Mr. Navalny.”

Navalny said the Putin regime is getting weaker every day as it’s losing the last remnant of legitimacy.

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