Only retirees are not touched: Detentions began in the Russian Federation after Navalny’s death (photo)

According to representatives of the Russian human rights project, people have already been detained in 23 regions of the country. Citizens continue to bring flowers to commemorations, but law enforcement forces prevent this.

On February 16, news emerged that Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny may die in a penal colony in the Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Okrug. After this, protests and arrests began in many cities. Focus He collected everything that was known about him.

The death of the detained Russian politician was reported by the department of the Federal Penitentiary Service of the Russian Federation (FSIN). According to the information obtained, it was claimed that the 47-year-old man fell ill and lost consciousness after a one-day walk. Doctors could not provide him with the necessary assistance and he died.

Many Russians did not believe the version that this happened by chance and began protests in many parts of the country.

Law enforcement has already detained more than 150 people in 23 cities, according to Russian human rights media project OVD-Info. These figures are preliminary as there may be more people at police stations.

Protests in the Russian Federation after Navalny’s death: summary by region

Representatives of the human rights organization, St. He says the number of prisoners in St. Petersburg is 57 people. In other regions:

  • Moscow – 45 people;
  • Khanty-Mansiysk – at least 10 detainees;
  • Nizhny Novgorod – 6 people;
  • Novosibirsk and Chelyabinsk – 4 people each;
  • Samara – 3 people;
  • Stavropol, Ulan-Ude, Rostov-on-Don, Orenburg, Tomsk – 2 people each;
  • Surgut, Yakutsk, Nizhnevartovsk, Kazan, Vorkuta, Sochi, Yekaterinburg, Ufa, Bryansk, Barabinsk, Ryazan – 1 person each.

According to Russian media Sota, law enforcement officers continued the arrests because they received a message from the radio with the following content: “If there is a poster, we will start arrests. Only the disabled and the elderly will not be touched.”

As one of the detainees told Russian media reporters, in Syktyvkar the police detain anyone who tries to leave flowers at the monument to the victims of repression. At the same time, the Russian woman believes that the allegations are completely fabricated.

“We were told that we were suspected of theft. We met a woman at the police station, she was taken away on suspicion of arson. Before we arrived, the police called and asked where we would bring her. We explained that they did not steal anything and released us. They were also cleaning the flowers, because when we approached the monument, there were no people or flowers. “There was,” the prisoner said in his statement.

Meanwhile, in Moscow, Russians are laying flowers near the “Wall of Sorrow,” where a police patrol lines up and makes arrests. They try to quickly remove a large number of bouquets, but the number continues to increase. Security forces are cordoning off the place and trying to keep citizens away from the monument.

Sota writes that another Navalny monument in Moscow is the monument to the repressed in Muzeon Park. At first, police representatives were not around and people continued to bring flowers, but then law enforcement officers collected all the bouquets and threw them into the snow.

Fontanka media, St. Petersburg for the dead dissident. He reported that a civil commemoration ceremony was also held in St. Petersburg. At the same time, Archbishop of the Apostolic Orthodox Church Grigory Mikhnov-Vaitenko, who was supposed to perform the funeral, was also detained as he left his home.

Navalny’s death: what is known

Let us remind you that information about the death of Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny emerged on February 16. In the preliminary news of the Russian press, it was stated that the politician lost a blood clot, which could have been the cause of death.

On February 17, the Russian Federation put forward a new cause for Navalny’s death. According to lawyer Ivan Zhdanov, the mother of the Russian dissident said that the cause of her son’s death was allegedly “sudden death syndrome”. At the same time, as stated by the Investigative Committee, Alexei Navalny’s body is not returned to the family as checks continue.

On the same day, the politician’s press secretary Kira Yarmysh said that the morgue in Salekhard, where Alexei Navalny’s body was supposed to be found, was closed. The other day at the colony they assured me otherwise.

World leaders also reacted to the news of the death of the Russian dissident. The US and Ukrainian presidents are sure that this is solely Vladimir Putin’s fault. Joe Biden admitted that he was angry at the news of Alexei Navalny’s death and therefore called for the rapid allocation of funds to help Ukraine against Russian aggression.

Vladimir Zelensky believes that the Russian President absolutely does not care about other people, because he only wants to preserve his own position. Accordingly, Vladimir Putin may be behind the dissident’s death.

Source: Focus

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