Alexei Navalny’s physique turned over to his mom for burial in Russia | EUROtoday

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Russian authorities on Saturday handed the physique of opposition chief Alexei Navalny to his mom after she struggled for per week to get better it, in keeping with his group.

Dozens of Russian celebrities had recorded video appeals to President Vladimir Putin handy over Navalny’s physique to his household and greater than 98,000 Russians signed a petition organized by authorized rights group OVD-Info.

Announcing the breakthrough, Kira Yarmysh, Navalny’s press secretary, mentioned it was not clear whether or not authorities would intervene within the funeral preparations.

Lyudmila Navalnaya, the opposition chief’s mom, has mentioned that her want is for him to be flown to Moscow, enabling a public farewell service, as is conventional in Russia, a funeral and his burial on the Troyekurovskoy cemetery, the place many outstanding Russians together with opposition figures, have been buried.

Earlier, Navalnaya mentioned that Russia’s Investigative Committee had pressed her to comply with a small personal funeral, with solely relations current.

“The funeral is still to come. We don’t know if the authorities will prevent it from being held the way the family wants and the way Alexei deserves. We will report information as it becomes available,” Yarmysh mentioned.

Navalny, 47, died immediately in an Arctic Russian jail colony on Feb. 16, penitentiary officers mentioned, eradicating probably the most outstanding determine inside Russia keen to problem the Kremlin’s rule.