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Sunak calls Navalny, “defender of democracy in Russia” – 2024-02-19 01:20:54

Former British Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak (centre) is surrounded by supporters as he arrives at Conservative Central Office after the chairman of the 1922 Committee announced he will become the new leader of the Conservative Party in London, Britain. , 24 October 2022. Sunak will succeed Liz Truss as Prime Minister, after rival candidate Mordaunt withdrew from the party leadership contest. (United Kingdom, London) EFE/EPA/ANDY RAIN

The British Prime Minister, Rishi Sunak, regretted this Friday “the terrible news” of the death in prison of the Russian opponent Alexei Navalny and recalled his bravery as a great defender of democracy in Russia.

«It is terrible news. “Alexei Navalny, the staunchest defender of democracy in Russia, demonstrated incredible courage throughout his life,” stated the conservative leader in his X account.

“My thoughts are with his wife and with the people of Russia, for whom this is an enormous tragedy,” he added.

According to the Russian prison services, the president’s opponent Vladimir Putinwho was 47 years old, was walking in the Arctic prison where he was serving a 30-year sentence when he felt unwell.

These sources said that the politician lost consciousness and, although medical services treated him immediately, they could not save his life. EFE

People lay flowers and light candles next to the photograph of the late Russian opposition leader Alexey Navalny during a vigil following his death near the monument to political prisoners in St. Petersburg, Russia, on February 16, 2024. Alexey Navalny, Russian opposition leader and outspoken critic of the Kremlin has died at the age of 47 in a penal colony, the Federal Penitentiary Service of the Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous District announced on February 16, 2024. A statement from the prison service said Navalny was “feeling unwell” after a walk on February 16, and the cause of his death was being investigated. Late last year, he was transferred to an Arctic penal colony considered one of the harshest prisons. (Russia, Saint Petersburg) EFE/EPA/ANATOLY MALTSEV

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