The death in prison of Alexei Navalny , the main opponent of Russian President Vladimir Putin, who was detained in a remote penal colony in the Arctic and died suddenly in recent days, continues to cause discussion and indignation.

The collaborators of the activist, who was 47 years old, have announced that the Russian authorities have denied the dissident's family access to his body for the third consecutive day.

«Alexei's mother and his lawyers arrived at the morgue early this morning. But they were not allowed to enter. One of the lawyers was literally pushed out. When the staff was asked whether Alexei's body was there, they did not answer,” Navalny spokeswoman Kira Yarmysh explained on social media.

And the activist's wife, Yulia , posted a video on social media where she stated bluntly: "Putin killed my husband" , explaining that Navalny may have been poisoned with a chemical nerve agent, Novichok , and that the delays in delivery of the body to the family are due precisely to the need to wait days for the traces to disappear and therefore hide the truth.

A story shrouded in many shadows, which is causing Western institutions to mobilize. “We must send a message of support to the Russian opposition, I will propose that the European Union sanctions regime on human rights be named after Alexei Navalny, so that his name will be remembered forever ,” the high representative said EU Josep Borrell.


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