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From the BBC:

Amnesty strips Alexei Navalny of ‘prisoner of conscience’ status

By Sarah Rainsford
BBC News, Moscow

Published 1 day ago

Amnesty International has stripped the Russian opposition politician Alexei Navalny of his “prisoner of conscience” status after it says it was “bombarded” with complaints highlighting xenophobic comments that he has made in the past and not renounced.

A spokesman for the human rights organisation in Moscow told the BBC that he believed the wave of requests to “de-list” Navalny was part of an “orchestrated campaign” to discredit Vladimir Putin’s most vocal critic and “impede” Amnesty’s calls for his release from custody.

But on review, Amnesty International concluded that comments made by Navalny some 15 years ago, including a video which appears to compare immigrants to cockroaches, amounted to “hate speech” which was incompatible with the label “prisoner of conscience”.

Alexei Navalny, who was almost killed in a nerve agent attack last year, is now serving a prison sentence widely seen as punishment for his opposition activism and big-splash investigations into the corrupt lives of Russia’s rich and powerful.

“We had too many requests; we couldn’t ignore them,” spokesman Alexander Artemev told the BBC, explaining that the team initially discounted Navalny’s previous statements – which he has not repeated – as “not relevant” in the light of his current, political persecution.

… She reposted Navalny’s controversial videos after his arrest in January, describing him as an “avowed racist” and accusing supporters of “whitewashing” his nationalism. …

A second notorious video from the early 2000s shows Navalny dressed as a dentist, interspersed with images of immigrant workers, calling for the removal of “everything that bothers us”, like rotten teeth.

 
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  1. Hey Alexei. Touch the third rail and you’ll get burned.

  2. Alexei Navalny, who was almost killed in a nerve agent attack last year, is now serving a prison sentence widely seen as punishment for his opposition activism and big-splash investigations into the corrupt lives of Russia’s rich and powerful.

    No evidence has ever been presented that Navalny has been poisoned, least of all by a nerve agent. The German Government promised to show the Russians the evidence of this, but never has. As Paul Craig Roberts might say: ” This woman is not a journalist. She’s a prestitute.” He would be right.

    Closer examination of the German Doctors’ report shows no evidence of nerve agent poisoning.

    http://johnhelmer.net/berlin-clinical-data-confirm-alexei-navalny-had-pancreatitis-diabetes-liver-failure-staphylcoccal-infection-mild-heart-attack-no-novichok-symptoms/

    On a more amusing note, Amnesty International got pranked by Vovan and Lexus posing as Navalny’s campaign’s chief. It is very informative of the mindset of those who work in Western NGOs.

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9300163/Amnesty-chiefs-admit-undermining-Navalny-stripping-prisoner-conscience-status.html

    • Agree: El Dato
    • Thanks: notsaying
    • Replies: @Altai
    @Verymuchalive

    Why do Putin and Assad keep openly using chemical weapons when they don't need to in ways that threaten everything for them? Oh, wait...

  3. @Verymuchalive

    Alexei Navalny, who was almost killed in a nerve agent attack last year, is now serving a prison sentence widely seen as punishment for his opposition activism and big-splash investigations into the corrupt lives of Russia’s rich and powerful.
     
    No evidence has ever been presented that Navalny has been poisoned, least of all by a nerve agent. The German Government promised to show the Russians the evidence of this, but never has. As Paul Craig Roberts might say: " This woman is not a journalist. She's a prestitute." He would be right.

    Closer examination of the German Doctors' report shows no evidence of nerve agent poisoning.

    http://johnhelmer.net/berlin-clinical-data-confirm-alexei-navalny-had-pancreatitis-diabetes-liver-failure-staphylcoccal-infection-mild-heart-attack-no-novichok-symptoms/

    On a more amusing note, Amnesty International got pranked by Vovan and Lexus posing as Navalny's campaign's chief. It is very informative of the mindset of those who work in Western NGOs.

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9300163/Amnesty-chiefs-admit-undermining-Navalny-stripping-prisoner-conscience-status.html

    Replies: @Altai

    Why do Putin and Assad keep openly using chemical weapons when they don’t need to in ways that threaten everything for them? Oh, wait…

    • Agree: Verymuchalive
    • Thanks: Polistra
    • LOL: Paul Jolliffe
  4. Putin’s ‘big Russian’ mentality and relative tolerance for Central Asian immigrants (Of which there is a staggering number in places like Moscow) is actually one place where the people and Putin really do diverge and why Navalny would be a good choice as a regime changer (Except people in Russia know he is a CIA plant) but nobody at the NYT will understand this. The CIA had it’s reasons.

    • Replies: @Polistra
    @Altai


    Except people in Russia know he is a CIA plant
     
    The women in my family think he's positively dreamy.


    https://i.ibb.co/94Wz444/Alexey-Navalny.jpg

    Replies: @Theozoph

  5. @Altai
    Putin's 'big Russian' mentality and relative tolerance for Central Asian immigrants (Of which there is a staggering number in places like Moscow) is actually one place where the people and Putin really do diverge and why Navalny would be a good choice as a regime changer (Except people in Russia know he is a CIA plant) but nobody at the NYT will understand this. The CIA had it's reasons.

    Replies: @Polistra

    Except people in Russia know he is a CIA plant

    The women in my family think he’s positively dreamy.

    • Replies: @Theozoph
    @Polistra

    Which is why women shouldn’t have the right to vote.

  6. I think a blanket amnesty should be issued for all immigration restrictionists around the world, guys like Peter Brimelow, Steve Sailer, the dude that runs Peak Stupidity, etc. Like the Reagan-signed ’86 amnesty, family and friends should be able to partake too. Just a one time deal, mind you … and who better to do it than Amnesty International? It’s in their name, for cryin’ out loud.

    (Better watch it, though guys, I wouldn’t be surprised if they purposely infected the blankets with smallpox COVID-19!)

    • Replies: @Chrisnonymous
    @Achmed E. Newman

    Thought crime is much less forgivable than real crime. Incentives and such.

  7. Cannot say for sure but I suspect much of the recent dust up regarding Navalny is directly related to the Russians getting close to completing the Nord Stream oil pipeline. The Americans are quickly losing leverage over both the Russian and Germans and it will be another nail in the neo-con coffin. Unfortunately we are down to pulling stunts like the ‘poisoning’ of Navalny who is widely considered a joke. The irony is that the average Russian sees right through this. They are a lot more sophisticated at reading propaganda then the average American realizes , having lived through the USSR, and can sniff out Soros inspired bullshit from a mile away. I just wish we could.

    • Agree: Cortes
  8. Any statement on Ricky Vaughan?

    • Replies: @Verymuchalive
    @Kent Nationalist

    Douglass Mackey, AKA Ricky Vaughn, ( Why can't those Yanks spell properly. It's not only Dindus who have this problem ) was released on bail earlier this month. A $50,000 bond was posted.

    https://lawandcrime.com/high-profile/white-nationalist-troll-ricky-vaughn-whose-memes-sparked-election-interference-charges-ordered-released-on-bond/

  9. FWIW, Russkies on latest BAPcast say Navalny not necessarily just a pawn of some NATO power but possibly a front for some anti-Putin faction or even of Putin himself. (Now that’s 4D chess.)

    If so, it’s possible that Navalny’s British handlers have cottoned on, hence this underbussing from Amnesty.

    Alternative hypotheses: the left hand doesn’t know what the right hand is doing; the forces of wokeness are too powerful even for the FCO

  10. @Kent Nationalist
    Any statement on Ricky Vaughan?

    Replies: @Verymuchalive

    Douglass Mackey, AKA Ricky Vaughn, ( Why can’t those Yanks spell properly. It’s not only Dindus who have this problem ) was released on bail earlier this month. A $50,000 bond was posted.

    https://lawandcrime.com/high-profile/white-nationalist-troll-ricky-vaughn-whose-memes-sparked-election-interference-charges-ordered-released-on-bond/

  11. That cunning Putin did it again.

  12. @Polistra
    @Altai


    Except people in Russia know he is a CIA plant
     
    The women in my family think he's positively dreamy.


    https://i.ibb.co/94Wz444/Alexey-Navalny.jpg

    Replies: @Theozoph

    Which is why women shouldn’t have the right to vote.

    • LOL: Polistra
  13. Amnesty International = Transnational enemy, it. Maintain a Lenten story, materialist nanny tone: A “nationality” means rent!

  14. Amnesty have been frauds for some time. (For a while ca. 2000, they listed cop killer Wesley Cook aka Mumia Abu Jamal as a ‘prisoner of conscience)’. See Wm. Rusher’s critiques of the organization, published ca. 1980. They once hired an Australian Communist as their research director and would issue reports where nearly equal space was given to Guatemala (population then about 8 million) and Soviet Russia (population then 255 million). Note that they were founded in response to an incident which had supposedly occurred in Portugal, at that time arguably the least abusive of non-Russian Europe’s 10 authoritarian states.

    Freedom House used to be better, but their criteria of evaluation are such that the sort of speech controls instituted in Canada are totes OK.

    • Replies: @anonymousperson
    @Art Deco

    Sadly Freedom House has become a joke.

  15. A spokesman for the human rights organisation in Moscow told the BBC that he believed the wave of requests to “de-list” Navalny was part of an “orchestrated campaign” to discredit Vladimir Putin’s most vocal critic and “impede” Amnesty’s calls for his release from custody.

    I believe a lot of things too. Satanism in elite circles for one. Stolen elections. Constructed “MSM realities”. And the MSM are the mortal enemy of the people and that this problem will need to be interrogated soon-ish.

    Will the BBC report it?

  16. @Art Deco
    Amnesty have been frauds for some time. (For a while ca. 2000, they listed cop killer Wesley Cook aka Mumia Abu Jamal as a 'prisoner of conscience)'. See Wm. Rusher's critiques of the organization, published ca. 1980. They once hired an Australian Communist as their research director and would issue reports where nearly equal space was given to Guatemala (population then about 8 million) and Soviet Russia (population then 255 million). Note that they were founded in response to an incident which had supposedly occurred in Portugal, at that time arguably the least abusive of non-Russian Europe's 10 authoritarian states.

    Freedom House used to be better, but their criteria of evaluation are such that the sort of speech controls instituted in Canada are totes OK.

    Replies: @anonymousperson

    Sadly Freedom House has become a joke.

  17. @Achmed E. Newman
    I think a blanket amnesty should be issued for all immigration restrictionists around the world, guys like Peter Brimelow, Steve Sailer, the dude that runs Peak Stupidity, etc. Like the Reagan-signed '86 amnesty, family and friends should be able to partake too. Just a one time deal, mind you ... and who better to do it than Amnesty International? It's in their name, for cryin' out loud.

    (Better watch it, though guys, I wouldn't be surprised if they purposely infected the blankets with smallpox COVID-19!)

    Replies: @Chrisnonymous

    Thought crime is much less forgivable than real crime. Incentives and such.

  18. I don’t understand why Brennan was so pro-Navalny. It’s almost as though the CIA head was not well-informed!

    • Replies: @Cortes
    @Chrisnonymous

    Brennan is like the sole justification for the anti-Irish sentiments in the Nero Wolfe novels. A cartoon baddie. Every photo of him reinforces my opinion.

    The perfect patsy.

  19. @Chrisnonymous
    I don't understand why Brennan was so pro-Navalny. It's almost as though the CIA head was not well-informed!

    Replies: @Cortes

    Brennan is like the sole justification for the anti-Irish sentiments in the Nero Wolfe novels. A cartoon baddie. Every photo of him reinforces my opinion.

    The perfect patsy.

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