Alexei Navalny to be buried on Friday in Moscow

Alexei Navalny to be buried on Friday in Moscow
# 28 February 2024 15:14 (UTC +04:00)

Alexei Navalny will be buried at a cemetery in Moscow on Friday, a spokesperson has confirmed, APA reports citing BBC.

The service will be held at Borisovskoye Cemetery, after a farewell ceremony in the Maryino district.

Alexei Navalny suddenly died in an Arctic prison earlier this month.

For years, he was the most high-profile critic of Vladimir Putin. Navalny's widow, Yulia Navalnaya, as well as several world leaders, have blamed the Russian president for his death.

Few details have been released on the cause of his death, and Russian authorities initially refused to hand Navalny's body over to his mother Lyudmila. They finally relented eight days after his death.

A farewell ceremony will take place in the morning, followed by the funeral service at 14:00 (11:00 GMT) and the burial at 16:00 (13:00 GMT).

Since his death at a notorious penal colony in the Arctic Circle on 16 February, some 400 people have been arrested across Russia after laying flowers for him, according to human rights group, OVO-Info.

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