Friday , June 14 2024

400 people arrested in Russia in memory of opposition leader Navalny

The death of opposition leader Alexei Navalny, a staunch opponent of Russian President Vladimir Putin, was confirmed on Saturday. More than 400 people have been detained in incidents in 32 Russian cities since the death of Alexei Navalny. Rights group OVD-Info gave this information. It is the largest wave of arrests at political events in Russia since September 2022, when more than 1,300 people were arrested in mass demonstrations.

Alexei Navalny's mother was told on Saturday that he died of 'sudden death syndrome' and that the body would not be released to the family until the investigation was completed. There is no information about where the dead body has been kept. At the same time, Navalny's supporters have demanded handing over the body to the family. The news of Navalny's death comes less than a month before the elections.

Alexey Naval fainted during an afternoon walk

Navalny, 47, collapsed and died while walking at a polar wolf penal colony 1,900 km northeast of Moscow on Friday afternoon. It is considered one of the most dangerous prisons. He was serving his sentence here. An employee there informed Navleen to take him to the nearby city of Salekhard. But there was no dead body present there. The family members have demanded handing over the body.

People protested across the country on Navalny's death

Protests are being expressed across the country regarding this. At least 340 people have been detained in this case. Most of the arrests on Saturday took place in St. Petersburg and Moscow. People were raising slogans of shame. Hours after Navalny's death was announced, his wife Yulia appeared at a security conference in Germany, where many world leaders had gathered. “If this is true, I want Putin and those around him to know that they will be held accountable for what they have done to my country, family and husband,” she said.