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Alexei Navalny: Putin critic about to be freed in prisoner swap when he died, says ally

Posted on AllSides February 26th, 2024
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Defense and Security, Alexei Navalny, Prisoners

Alexei Navalny was about to be freed in a prisoner swap when he died, according to his ally Maria Pevchikh.

She said the Russian opposition leader was going to be exchanged for Vadim Krasikov, a Russian hitman who is serving a life sentence for murder in Germany.

Two US citizens currently held in Russia were also going to be part of the deal, Ms Pevchikh claimed.

She added that negotiations were at their final stage on 15 February.

The next day, Mr Navalny died in his cell in the prison...

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