Biden Calls Russia’s Treatment of Alexei Navalny “Totally Unfair”

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    U.S. President Joe Biden on Saturday said Russia’s treatment of imprisoned opposition leader Alexei Navalny was “totally unfair” and inappropriate.

    Navalny, Russian President Vladimir Putin’s most visible and adamant opponent, is in the third week of a hunger strike.

    His doctor on Saturday said his health was deteriorating rapidly and that the 44-year-old could be on the verge of death.

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