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Alexei Navalny dies: Latest news, official version and reactions to the death of Putin’s greatest opponent

Alexei Navalny dies: Latest news, official version and reactions to the death of Putin's greatest opponent

The Federal Penitentiary Service of the Yamal-Nenets Autonomous Okrug announced this Friday the death of influential Russian opponent Alexei Navalny, who served a 19-year prison sentence for extremism. “Navalni began to feel unwell during a walk and almost immediately fainted,” prison authorities said, according to Russian news agency Interfax. Prison health staff have moved to the area where the prisoner was supposed to carry out “all necessary resuscitation measures”, although they confirmed these were unsuccessful. The doctors confirmed death. The cause of death is currently being determined. You can read our correspondent’s report here.

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