Navalny's widow fears arrests in the course of the funeral of the Russian opposition chief who died in jail | EUROtoday

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Yulia Navalnayathe widow of Russian opponent Alexei Navalny, expressed this Wednesday earlier than the European Parliament her worry that the police may arrest members in her husband's funeral, scheduled for Friday in Moscow.

“I don't know if [el funeral] be peaceful or whether the police will arrest those who are present,” Navalnaya informed the plenary session of the European Parliament, which paid tribute to the deceased Russian opposition determine.

In her speech, Navalnaya attacked Russian President Vladimir Putin, whom she outlined as “the leader of a criminal organization.”

In his opinion, it is not going to be potential hit Putin with sanctions that aren’t basically completely different from these already adopted.

“You cannot defeat him thinking that he is a man of principles and morals. He is not like that, and Alexei realized that a long time ago,” stated Navalnaya, for whom Putin is a “bloodthirsty gangster”.

“Alexei was tortured for three years,” the widow stated earlier than the plenary session of the European Parliament in Strasbourg, France. Putin “must answer for everything he has done to Alexei,” the widow added.

Navalny died in a distant penal colony within the Russian Arctic, and based on his widow the Russian authorities “abused his body and abused his mother.”

Navalny's funeral will happen on Friday in Moscow, his crew stated.