Navalnaya Accuses Putin of Murder, Vows to Continue Fight

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Navalnaya Accuses Putin of Murder, Vows to Continue Fight

Yulia Navalnaya, the widow of the late Alexei Navalny, has accused Russian President Vladimir Putin of killing her husband and vowed to continue his fight for a "free Russia." In a video statement, Navalnaya alleged that Putin's actions had killed half of her and that she would continue his work.

Navalnaya also accused the Russian authorities of hiding Navalny's body to conceal evidence of a Novichok nerve agent. She urged citizens to join her in her anger and rage towards those responsible for Navalny's death.

Meanwhile, Navalny's spokesperson, Kira Yarmish, stated that the family would not be allowed to see his body for another 14 days due to a chemical examination. The circumstances surrounding Navalny's death remain unclear, with Moscow claiming he fainted after a walk while independent media reports suggest his body was transported to Salekhard.

Alexei Navalny, a former lawyer and anti-corruption campaigner, had gained prominence through his investigations into state graft. After his death, thousands of Russians paid tribute to him, with over 360 arrests reported at memorials and protests. A petition demanding the handover of Navalny's body to his family has garnered over 50,000 signatures.