Amnesty removed Navalny’s name in October, saying his previous remarks were meant to incite hatred.
Amnesty International has apologized to Kremlin activist Alexey Navalny for taking away his “conscience-bound” status and said it would restore his reputation.
Amnesty announced on February 24 that it had ceased to refer to Navalny as a conscientious objector on the grounds that it had previously made appropriate comments. inciting hatred.
“Following careful action Amnesty International has decided to re-elect Alexei Navalny as ‘Prison for Conscience,'” the rights group said in a statement on Friday.
“Amnesty International made the wrong decision, which cast doubt on our intentions in a difficult situation, and we apologize for the inconvenience caused to Alexei Navalny,” he said.
We also nominate Alexei Navalny as a Prisoner of Conscience. He is imprisoned for seeking a government free of corruption, equal rights for all & his supporters. This is the practice of conscience.#FreeNavalny now. pic.twitter.com/vOR3MpmIaf
– Amnesty International (@amnesty) May 7, 2021
A 44-year-old Russian politician was arrested in January and sentenced to life in prison for violating a right he was given.
Leonid Volkov, Navalny’s chief of staff, said on Twitter that “being able to identify flaws and move forward is a very important factor that distinguishes normal people from Putins”.
Navalny has already been convicted patriotism against immigrants and to participate in annual festivals a few years ago.
Amnesty has said it has redefined its policy of selecting people as prisoners on the basis of conscience and will not remove the name based on past actions.
“Some of what Navalny has said in the past is shocking and we do not agree at all. As a human rights organization, Amnesty International will continue to fight racism and all forms of discrimination wherever they may be, ”the group said.
The human rights group said that by changing Navalny’s position as a conscientious objector, “it was not about accepting his political agenda, but about the urgent need for his rights.”
‘Length of Deception’
In February, the Kremlin noted that Navalny had lost the party, which led to Amnesty being criticized by other human rights groups.
Amnesty said the idea of taking over Navalny’s position should not have been made public and that the Russian government had used the opportunity “to violate Navalny’s rights”.
“This is the arrival of a fraud, from a government that has not only tried to poison Navalny, but has acted in an unpredictable way over the past two decades, including torture, forced loss and repression of Russian and foreign political rights, and war crimes in Syria.”
Navalny was arrested in January after returning to Russia from Germany, where he spent five months recovering from the poisoning of a neuroscientist accused in the Kremlin – whom prosecutors regularly deny as false.
Navalny is said to have refused to receive adequate treatment for back pain and numbness in his legs in prison.
Last month, he completed 24 days hunger after testing him in a private hospital.
He also complained of “torture” through sleepless nights, saying he was woken up every hour at night because he was seen as a risk to escape by the authorities.