Kremlin Investigators Refuse to Release Alexei Navalny’s Body for Chemical Examination, Claiming “Blatant Lie”

Kremlin investigators have informed the family of late Russian dissident Alexei Navalny that his body will not be released for two weeks, citing the need for a “chemical examination.” However, Navalny’s spokesperson, Kira Yarmysh, has labeled this claim as a “blatant lie.” Navalny’s mother, Lyudmila Navalnaya, has demanded that Russian President Vladimir Putin immediately hand over her son’s remains for burial.

Yarmysh, echoing the sentiments of Navalny’s widow, Yulia, has accused Putin and his associates of poisoning the activist lawyer in prison and withholding his body to erase any traces of the Novichok nerve agent. Navalny had previously survived a poisoning attempt involving the same chemical in 2020 when he consumed a poisoned cup of tea at a Siberian airport.

The duration for which traces of the deadly nerve agent can remain in a person’s system is unclear. However, chemist Stefano Costanzi from American University in Washington, DC, has suggested that some traces should be detectable for at least a couple of weeks after exposure, as mentioned in a previous article on Navalny’s 2020 poisoning.

The Kremlin vehemently denies any involvement in Navalny’s unexplained death at the brutal Polar Wolf penal colony. They have dismissed Yulia Navalnaya’s claims as “unfounded and rude.” Navalny’s mother, who traveled with his lawyers to the remote prison, has been denied access to her son’s body for the past five days.

In a video message recorded in front of the snowed-in prison, Lyudmila Navalnaya pleaded with Putin to resolve the issue and allow her to see her son. She demanded the immediate release of Alexei’s body for a humane burial and sent an official letter to the Russian president reiterating her demand.

Yulia Navalnaya, who intends to continue her late husband’s struggle against Putin, shared the video on her new social media account, which was temporarily suspended due to an error.

The cause of Navalny’s death has been attributed to “sudden death syndrome,” a vague term suggesting heart-related issues. However, the family remains skeptical of this explanation.

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Author: CrimeDoor

2 Responses

  1. I understand that the Kremlin investigators have informed the family of Alexei Navalny that his body will not be released for two weeks due to a “chemical examination.” However, I would like to know more about this examination. Could the author please provide more information on what this examination entails and why it is necessary? Additionally, it would be helpful to understand why Navalny’s spokesperson has labeled this claim as a “blatant lie.”

  2. This post provides important information about the delay in releasing Alexei Navalny’s body and the response from his family and spokesperson. It effectively highlights the discrepancy between the Kremlin’s claim and the assertion made by Navalny’s spokesperson. The inclusion of Navalny’s mother’s demand adds an emotional element to the story. Well done in presenting the facts and capturing the urgency of the situation.

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