Russian authorities deliver Navalni’s body to his mother nine days later

The Russian authorities agreed this Saturday to deliver the body of opposition leader Alexei Navalni to his motherdied in prison under unclarified circumstances nine days ago, the politician’s team reported.

“Alexei’s body has been delivered to his mother. Thank you to everyone who demanded it along with us,” he wrote on the social network Kira Yarmishspokesman for the deceased opponent.

Yarmish added that Navalni’s mother, Liudmila, is still in the Arctic city of Salekhard, close to the prison where her son died on the 16th.

“We have the funerals ahead, but we don’t know if the authorities are going to prevent them from being held as the family wishes and as Alexei deserves,” he added and promised. keep the politician’s followers up to date with the news “as it emerges.”

Ultimatum for a secret burial

The Russian Instruction Committee (CIR) yesterday presented an ultimatum to the mother of the Russian opposition leader so that will accept a secret burial in order to avoid public demonstrations of rejection against the Kremlin, as reported by Navalni’s co-religionists.

Liudmila Naválnaya refused to negotiate with the CIR, arguing that her investigators “They do not have the power to decide how and where to bury their child”.

Navalny’s widow, Yulia, who directly accuses Russian President Vladimir Putin of being behind her husband’s death, denounced today in a video that the country’s authorities had not handed over the opponent’s body for nine days.

“Return my husband’s body. We want to celebrate his funeral and deliver him to the earth, as God commands, as the Orthodox do. Give us Alexei without conditions“Naválnaya demanded.

Navalny’s team yesterday filed a lawsuit in court under article 244 of the Russian criminal code on “desecration of the body of the deceased.”

A few days ago the politician’s mother also I send a letter to the Russian president to give him the body of his son, who died suddenly on February 16 from “natural causes”, according to the official version, which the opponent’s coreligionists reject.

Numerous Russian artists, intellectuals and journalists in exile had joined the campaign launched by Navalny’s allies on his Telegram channel for the return of the body

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