Kremlin “verdoezelt” Navalny’s dood infographic
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Kremlin beschuldigd van toedekken dood Navalny

By Jordi Bou

February 19, 2024 - Alexei Navalny’s allies have accused the Russian authorities of trying to hide evidence, as investigators say the official probe has been extended and that the cause of death remains unknown.

Navalny, 47, fell unconscious and died suddenly on Feb 16 after a walk at the “Polar Wolf” penal colony where he was serving a three-decade sentence, the prison service said.

Navalny’s spokesperson Kira Yarmysh said that the Investigative Committee, the country’s top criminal investigation agency, informed Navalny’s Lyudmila Navalnaya that the cause of her son’s death remained unknown and that the official probe had been extended. “They lie, buy time for themselves and do not even hide it,” Yarmysh posted on X, formerly Twitter.

The death of the most prominent critic of Russian President Vladimir Putin and Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, has sparked outrage from western leaders and Navalny’s supporters, who accused Putin of being responsible.

Navalny’s widow, Yulia Navalnaya said she would continue the fight of her dead husband for a “free Russia” and called on opposition supporters to battle President Vladimir Putin with greater fury than ever.

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PUBLISHED: 19/02/2024; STORY: Graphic News; PICTURES: Getty Images
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