More than 150 prison sentences for Navalny's public commemoration

More than 150 people have already been sentenced to prison for publicly memorializing Kremlin critic Navalny. Meanwhile, pressure is mounting on authorities to release the body.

The Putin regime is trying to suppress the public memory of Alexei Nalvalny by all means. Police remain active after Kremlin critic's death Meanwhile, pressure is mounting on Russian authorities to hand over the body to the family. More than 12,000 people called the Russia Investigative Committee within 24 hours, according to civil rights site OWD-Info.

“The body needs to recover as quickly as possible. At least after his death, Alexei Navalny should be with his family,” the statement said. According to Russian officials, Navalny, who had been in solitary confinement for several days again, became physically weak and collapsed while walking in the freezing cold at the prison camp on Friday. According to the Prison Service, resuscitation attempts were unsuccessful. I don't know where the body is. According to reports in the Kremlin-sensitive Novaya Gazeta Europa, it is said to be in a district hospital in the northern Siberian city of Salekhort.

Human rights activists accuse the Russian power apparatus of murder. Key staff of the anti-corruption campaigner also believed that Navalny was deliberately killed. There are commemorations around the world for the Russian opposition politician who died in prison at the age of 47. More than 400 people were arrested in various operations in Russia.

More than 150 people have been arrested for remembering Navalny

After the death of Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny, Russian courts have handed down short prison sentences to more than 150 people for public expressions of grief. Court documents show that 154 people were sentenced to up to two weeks in prison in St. Petersburg on Saturday and Sunday alone for violating Russia's strict assembly laws.

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Some similar rulings were made in other Russian cities, according to human rights organizations and independent media. Navalny, a key opponent of Russian President Vladimir Putin, died suddenly on Friday at the age of 47 in a prison camp in the Arctic Circle.

In many Russian cities, people laid flowers at monuments to victims of political repression and lit candles in Navalny's memory. Hundreds were arrested across the country over the weekend, and police officers and plainclothes officers were stationed at memorial sites. On a bridge near the Kremlin, masked men tossed flowers into garbage bags held by people at an unofficial memorial to opposition figure Boris Nemdsov, who was shot dead in 2015. (APA/DPA/stein)

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