After the loss of life of Alexei Navalnyj: the place is the physique? | EUROtoday

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EThe mom had solely been capable of go to her son in his jail camp north of the Arctic Circle firstly of the week. “He was alive, healthy, full of life,” Lyudmila Navalnaya wrote about Alexei Navalnyj in a non-public Facebook publish that Russian exile media quoted final Friday. She doesn't need any expressions of condolence. There was the report from the penitentiary authority of the Yamal-Nenets Autonomous Okrug that Navalnyj had died within the “corrective colony 3” known as “Polar Wolf” and that the explanations for this had been being investigated, nonetheless contemporary and unconfirmed.

The information got here unexpectedly for a lot of, regardless of the tried homicide in 2020, regardless of all of the torment in Russian custody since Navalnyj's return from Germany in 2021. They shared recordings on social media that Navalnyj had seen on Thursday, the day earlier than his reported loss of life, in his typical, combative method Showed cheerfulness throughout an look in courtroom. As typical, he was introduced in from the jail camp.

On Saturday morning, his mom was again within the jail camp within the village of Charp, 1,900 kilometers northeast of Moscow, having taken an early flight from the capital. Photos confirmed her wearing black on the arm of a lawyer. Navalny's exiled comrades-in-arms, who would face imprisonment or worse at house, took over the communication. Lyudmila Navalnaya had acquired an official notification that her son had died on Friday at 2:17 p.m. native time, Navalny's spokeswoman Kira Yarmysh stated on the X platform: “Alexei Navalny has been murdered.”

Was Navalny poisoned once more?

The physique was dropped at close by Salekhard by staff of the investigative committee. However, when Navalnaya and the lawyer arrived, the town's forensics morgue turned out to be closed, in keeping with Yarmysh. The lawyer was informed on the telephone that Navalnyj's physique was not there. Another lawyer within the Salekhard investigative committee was informed that the reason for loss of life had not but been decided and that “a new histological examination” had been carried out. Until the examination is accomplished, the physique is not going to be handed over to the kin. That's precisely what Navalnyj's colleagues are demanding – in 2020, laboratories within the West found that the opposition politician had been poisoned with the weapon Novichok.

Lyudmila Navalnaya, Alexei Navalny's mother, with lawyer Vasily Dubkov

Lyudmila Navalnaya, Alexei Navalny's mom, with lawyer Vasily Dubkov

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Jarmysch additional stated that the legal professionals had been additionally informed that the audit had been accomplished and “no crime was found.” Navalny's spokeswoman concluded that these in energy had been mendacity and masking their tracks. On Sunday, Novaya Gazeta's exiled department reported, citing a paramedic, that Navalny's physique was within the morgue of an bizarre hospital in Salekhard, not within the forensic drugs division. Accordingly, he was not autopsied on Friday or Saturday. The physique confirmed hematomas from makes an attempt at resuscitation, but additionally those who happen when somebody writhes in convulsions and is held down. The article highlighted cramps like these brought on by Novichok.

Doubts in regards to the authorities' illustration

The exiled head of Navalny's anti-corruption basis, Ivan Zhdanov, reported that Lyudmila Navalnaya and the lawyer had been informed within the jail camp that the prisoner had died of “sudden death syndrome.” The physician Alexandr Polupan, who handled Navalny in 2020 after he was poisoned, suspected in an interview with exiled media that what was meant was a sudden cardiac arrest. But that is incompatible with the outline that the jail authorities gave of Navalnyj's loss of life. According to this, the prisoner felt unhealthy after a stroll and “almost immediately lost consciousness”; medical assist and resuscitation measures had been unsuccessful. In the occasion of a cardiac arrest, says Polupan, you instantly lose consciousness.