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The physique of the chief of the Russian dissident, Alexei Navalny, who died immediately in jail, has been handed over to his mom, his spokesman introduced on Saturday. Count Yarmysh.

The crew of the late Russian dissident chief, whose loss of life marked one week yesterday, had beforehand reported that an agent referred to as Navalny's mom, Lyudmila Navalnayaand gave him a ultimatum: both he accepted a secret funeral and not using a public farewell in three hours, or his son can be buried within the very jail the place he died.

Announcing the handover of the physique at the moment, Yarmysh didn’t know whether or not the Russian Government would enable a funeral “as the family wants and as Alexei deserves,” he wrote on the social community X, previously Twitter.

Russian authorities are not looking for a public funeral for Alexei Navalny, however there continues to be indicators of mourning regardless of police stress. The residents of the Russian capital went to the Cathedral of Christ the Savior to honor the reminiscence of Navalny. At the doorway to the temple, the principle one in Moscow, a queue of individuals shaped. The police stopped a number of individuals on the exit to examine their paperwork.

Several dozen individuals got here to the Smolny Cathedral in Saint Petersburg. Inside have been two workers of the dreaded Center E for the combat towards extremism, who filmed them with their telephones. Upon leaving the temple, the police checked the paperwork, in response to native media.

The human rights entity OVD reported that in numerous Russian cities, 27 individuals who have been putting flowers in reminiscence of Alexei Navalny.

Lyudmila Navalnaya, 69, has been demanding for days that authorities launch her son's physique for burial in a manner that enables his buddies, household and followers to pay their respects.

Both Navalny's spouse, Yulia Navalnaya, and the opposition's crew denounce that it was the federal government that ordered his homicide. The Kremlin has mentioned it had nothing to do together with his loss of life and that the circumstances are being investigated.

Navalny was jailed on prices that these round him contemplate false in January 2021, upon his return from Germany, the place he was recovering from a near-fatal poisoning by a nerve agent in 2020 in Russia. Once in jail, new prices have been introduced towards him and his jail sentence was prolonged over the many years.