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Over 400 people detained in Russia while mourning Navalny

Posted on AllSides February 18th, 2024
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More than 400 people have been detained in Russia while mourning opposition leader Alexei Navalny, who officials said died in prison last week, according to a rights group that monitors political arrests.

Russian officials announced on Friday that Navalny — who was serving a 19-year sentence on extremism charges — died in the prison facility above the Arctic Circle on the Yamal Peninsula, where he was transferred in December. News of his death sparked demonstrations around the world and in Russia, where many hoped that the longtime critic of Russian President Vladimir...

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