Understanding the Mystery Behind Alexei Navalny’s Death

Mystery Behind Alexei Navalny’s Death

The spokesperson for Navalny stated on Monday that Russian investigators have yet to determine the cause of Alexei Navalny’s death, and it’s unclear how long it will take for official conclusions to be reached, as reported to his mother.

The 47-year-old former lawyer Navalny was found unconscious on Friday after touring the “Polar Wolf” penal colony approximately 1,200 miles northeast of Moscow, where he had been serving for three decades, according to prison authorities. According to Navalny’s team, his mother Lyudmila was informed on Saturday at the penal colony that he had died of “sudden death syndrome,” which is an ambiguous term for various conditions that ultimately result in death.

Photo in file: On April 23, 2015, Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny and his spouse Yulia attended a hearing at the Lublinsky district court in Moscow.
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Navalny’s spokesperson, Kira Yarmish, stated that the official confirmation of the cause of death has been delayed for both his 69-year-old mother and lawyers, and it’s uncertain how much longer it will take. Yarmish said, “The cause of death is ‘undetermined.'” She accused Russian authorities of lying and stalling.

Yarmish mentioned that neither Navalny’s mother nor his lawyers were allowed to visit the morgue near the penal colony in the Arctic city on Monday, where officials claimed he died. “When asked if Alexei’s body was there, the employees did not give any answers,” Yarmish added.

The death of former lawyer Navalny has put an end to the opposition of Russia’s most charismatic and courageous leader, as President Vladimir Putin prepares for elections that will keep him in power until at least 2030.

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