Protests in Russia and global demonstrations mark Navalny’s death

Moscow, Russia

Protests and vigils have been held near Russian embassies in many countries following the death of Alexei Navalny in a Russian jail.

More than 100 street protesters were detained in Russian cities, reports say, as people were warned not to rally.

The 47-year-old outspoken critic of President Putin had been in a Russian jail since 2021 on politically-motivated charges.

The prison service of the Arctic region where he was serving his sentence announced on Friday that he had died.

US President Joe Biden says Vladimir Putin is “responsible” for Navalny’s death.

In August, Navalny was found guilty of founding and funding an extremist organisation, which he denies, and was given an extra 19 years in jail.

He had already been sentenced to nine years for parole violations, fraud and contempt of court.

Source: BBC News

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