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Alexei Navalny’s mom calls for Vladimir Putin returns her son’s physique

Elon Musk’s X has restored Yulia Navalnaya’s account after “mistakenly suspending” the profile of the spouse of Alexei Navalny on Tuesday, following his demise in a Russian jail.

It got here as Russia initiated a brand new legal case towards the Kremlin critic’s brother, Oleg Navalny, Tass reported. The state information company didn’t say below which article of the legal code the case had been opened. He was beforehand convicted of fraud in a case critics mentioned was designed to pile stress on his brother.

Meanwhile, Navalny’s 69-year-old mom Lyudmila Navalnaya issued an enchantment on to Vladimir Putin from outdoors the Arctic penal colony the place her son died.

“Let me finally see my son. I demand that Alexei’s body be released immediately so that I can bury him in a humane way,” she mentioned, after authorities mentioned his physique wouldn’t be launched for a fortnight.

Mr Navalny’s spouse, Yulia, has accused the authorities of holding his physique to attend for traces of “yet another Putin’s Novichok” to depart his physique — referring to the navy nerve agent used to poison him years in the past.

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White House getting ready ‘major sanctions’ towards Russia

The White House mentioned it’s getting ready extra “major sanctions” towards Russia in response to Alexei Navalny’s demise, with National Security Council spokesperson John Kirby saying the brand new bundle could be unveiled on Friday. He declined to element them or share how they’d develop on the already stiff measures the US and its allies have placed on Russia.

Mr Kirby mentioned solely that the sanctions, which coincide with the second anniversary of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, can be “specifically supplemented with additional sanctions regarding Mr Navalny’s death”.

Namita Singh21 February 2024 04:30

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Arrests of Navalny mourners ‘in accordance with law’, says Peskov

Since Alexei Navalny’s demise, about 400 individuals have been detained throughout Russia as they tried to pay tribute to him with flowers and candles, in response to OVD-Info, a bunch that displays political arrests.

Authorities cordoned off a few of the memorials to victims of Soviet repression throughout the nation that have been getting used as websites to depart makeshift tributes to Navalny. Police eliminated the flowers at evening, however extra hold showing.

Women lay flowers on the Memorial to Victims of Political Repression to pay respect to Alexei Navalny in St Petersburg, Russia, Tuesday, 20 February 2024

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Kremlin spokesperson Dmitry Peskov mentioned police have been appearing “in accordance with the law” by detaining individuals paying tribute to Navalny.

Over 60,000 individuals have submitted requests to the federal government asking for Navalny’s stays to be handed over to his family, OVD-Info mentioned.

Namita Singh21 February 2024 04:10

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Navalnaya urges EU to not recognise outcomes of looming Russian elections

In her speech on Monday to the European Union’s Foreign Affairs Council, Yulia Navalnaya urged EU leaders to not acknowledge the outcomes of subsequent month’s presidential election in Russia, to sanction extra of Vladimir Putin’s allies, and to assist Russians who flee the nation.

A duplicate of her remarks was launched Tuesday by Navalny spokesperson Kira Yarmysh.

Andy Gregory21 February 2024 03:50

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Biden slams Trump for failing to criticise Putin over Navalny’s demise

Joe Biden issued a blistering critique of Donald Trump’s Truth Social publish on Navalny’s demise, saying, “Why does Trump always blame America? (Russian president Vladimir) Putin is responsible for Navalny’s death. Why can’t Trump just say that?”

The US president and different western leaders have blamed Mr Putin for Alexei Navalny’s demise, as has Nikki Haley, who trails far behind Mr Trump as his sole remaining rival for the Republican presidential nomination.

President Joe Biden arrives at Los Angeles International Airport, Tuesday, 20 February 2024, in Los Angeles

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The Kremlin has denied involvement in Navalny’s demise and mentioned Western claims that Mr Putin was accountable are unacceptable.

Namita Singh21 February 2024 03:30

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Trump says Navalny was ‘brave’, however mustn’t have returned to Russia

Former US president Donald Trump mentioned that Alexei Navalny was “a very brave man” who most likely mustn’t have returned to Russia, with out assigning any blame for the Russian opposition chief’s sudden demise.

“Navalny is a very sad situation, and he is a very brave, he was a very brave guy because he went back. He could have stayed away,” Mr Trump mentioned throughout a city corridor interview with Fox News in South Carolina.

“And, frankly, he probably would have been a lot better off staying away and talking from outside of the country as opposed to having to go back in, because people thought that could happen and it did happen. And it’s a horrible thing,” he mentioned.

Trump participates in a Fox News city corridor with Laura Ingraham in Greenville

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Mr Trump – who has expressed admiration for Russian president Vladimir Putin each throughout his 2017-2021 White House tenure and afterward – continued to match himself to Navalny, implying that they each had confronted politically motivated prosecutions.

“But it’s happening in our country too,” Mr Trump mentioned. “We are turning into a communist country in many ways. And if you look at it – I’m the leading candidate. I get indicted.”

On Sunday, he wrote in a Truth Social publish that Navalny’s demise in an Arctic penal colony final week had made him “more aware of what is happening” within the United States. Trump didn’t elaborate, however he has regularly dismissed the 91 legal expenses towards him as politically motivated, a declare prosecutors deny.

Namita Singh21 February 2024 03:15

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Watch: Alexei Navalny’s mom calls for Vladimir Putin returns her son’s physique

Alexei Navalny’s mom calls for Vladimir Putin returns her son’s physique

Andy Gregory21 February 2024 02:44

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Opinion | Navalny’s demise has proven US House Speaker Mike Johnson up as a coward

Our Washington Bureau Chief Eric Garcia writes:

Upon the information of Russian opposition chief Alexei Navalny’s demise, House Speaker Mike Johnson denounced Vladimir Putin.

“As Congress debates the best path forward to support Ukraine, the United States and our partners must be using every means available to cut off Putin’s ability to fund his unprovoked war in Ukraine and aggression against the Baltic states,” he mentioned in an announcement.

Of course, Johnson’s phrases would maintain way more weight if he had truly put by the help bundle for Ukraine, Israel and Taiwan that the Senate handed on the ground of the House of Representatives. Indeed, because the Senate labored late into the evening on Monday and into the wee hours of Tuesday to go that support invoice, Johnson summarily killed the invoice as a result of it didn’t handle immigration on the US-Mexico border.

Despite his robust phrases, Johnson — a political neophyte solely elected to the House in 2016, who turned Speaker after three different candidates for the job faltered earlier than him — has elected to enchantment solely to probably the most excessive parts of the GOP convention.

Andy Gregory21 February 2024 01:34

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Critics like Navalny want help towards ‘monster’ Putin, says Alexander Litvinenko’s widow

Critics like Alexei Navalny want help from the West towards the “monster” Vladimir Putin, Alexander Litvinenko’s widow has mentioned.

Marina Litvinenko’s husband, a outstanding Putin critic and Russian defector, died in 2006 after changing into violently sick in London having been poisoned with radioactive polonium-210. A British inquiry discovered that Russian brokers had killed Mr Litvinenko, most likely with Putin’s approval, however the Kremlin denied any involvement.

He is among the many many Kremlin political critics, turncoat spies and investigative journalists who’ve been killed or assaulted in quite a lot of methods through the years.

Ms Litvinenko branded Putin a “monster” and known as on the West to assist Russian opposition figures who’re nonetheless alive. She instructed Sky News: “I am more thinking about people living in Russia, they have more dangerous lives, but they are still working on the outside.

“They are in need of support, and we are living here in the West, we need to support these people in Russia. We need to do everything to save the lives of these people, otherwise Putin’s regime will achieve its result.”

Andy Gregory21 February 2024 00:39

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Who is Yulia Navalnaya – the lady vowing to hold ahead Navalny’s battle towards Putin

Before the sudden demise of her husband Alexei Navalny in a grim Arctic jail final week, Yulia Navalnaya had all the time performed down the suggestion that she would sooner or later take over as chief of Russia’s opposition.

But on Monday, because the 47-year-old widow alternated between rage and grief, she gave a robust speech signalling that she could be there to assist lead a shell-shocked opposition – a job fraught with hazard.

“I want to live in a free Russia, I want to build a free Russia,” mentioned the mother-of-two in a video message. Stepping out of the shadow of her lifeless husband, she known as on his supporters to “share the rage” and “stand” together with her.

Filmed from a dimly lit room in an undisclosed location outdoors of Russia, the message within the video was each emotional and political.

My colleague Namita Singh experiences:

Andy Gregory20 February 2024 23:46

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Julian Assange’s spouse seems to match WikiLeaks founder to Alexei Navalny

Julian Assange’s spouse seems to match WikiLeaks founder to Alexei Navalny

Andy Gregory20 February 2024 22:40

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/alexei-navalny-yulia-navalnaya-putin-russia-b2499623.html