Alexei Navalny. Photo by the press service of the Babushkinsky District Court of Moscow

17 February 2024, 08:45

Social media users in Southern Russia condole over death of Navalny*

The custody conditions in the colony led to the death of Alexei Navalny*, some social network users in Southern Russia have noted; others doubt the natural reasons of his death. Commentators have expressed condolences to Alexei's family.

The Branch for the Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Okrug of the Russian Federal Penitentiary Service (known as FSIN) has reported today that the convict, Alexei Navalny, died in the colony after his health condition had sharply worsened.

Salome Zurabishvili, the President of Georgia, has called Navalny's death "a tragedy for all the democracy defenders."

According to sources, Navalny's death was caused by a detached blood clot, the "Kommersant" has reported.

Some users have doubted that his death was natural. "If Alexei is actually no longer alive, then it is all the more obvious that this is a pre-planned murder," the user With two NNs has written in his comment to an entry in the Telegram channel " News of Krasnodar and Krasnodar Territory".

"The heart couldn't stand it, could it? This doesn't happen. Nothing happens on its own," the user English Daddy has noted in his comment to the post in the "Rostov Main" Telegram channel. "Navalny lived and fought for Russia to the end," the user Vladimir has emphasized.

Many users North-Caucasian publics have expressed condolences over the death of Alexei Navalny*.

"I wasn't his supporter, but I feel very sorry for him. Poor man," the user gematolog_06 has written in the "Fortanga" Instagram**.

The news of Navalny's death came as a shock, users of the Instagram** public northossetia have noted.

"I felt that they wouldn't let him to get out of there alive. I'm very sorry for him," the user madina musalova has emphasized in the Instagram** public "Dagestan News".

*Navalny's offices are recognized as extremist organizations and banned in Russia. Alexei Navalny is a founder of the Anti-Corruption Foundation (known as FBK), an NCO that is included by the Russian Ministry of Justice (MoJ) into the register of NCOs performing functions of a foreign agent. The NCO is also recognized by a court as extremist and banned in the territory of Russia.

**On March 21, 2022, the Tverskoi Court of Moscow banned the activities in Russia of the Meta Company, owning the Facebook, Instagram, and WhatsApp, in connection with extremist activities.

This article was originally published on the Russian page of 24/7 Internet agency ‘Caucasian Knot’ on February 16, 2024 at 05:38 pm MSK. To access the full text of the article, click here.

Source: Caucasian Knot

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