Navalny’s Widow Accuses Putin of Mocking Christianity for Refusing to Return Her Husband’s Body | World News

Feb24,2024



Moscow: Yulia Navalnaya, widow of Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny, has accused President Vladimir Putin Of Christianity is being mocked After his death in the penal colony an attempt was made to pressure his mother to agree to a secret funeral. In a video released on Saturday, Navalny revealed that Navalny's mother, who wants her son's body returned, is being subjected to psychological torture by the authorities. He has also suggested burying Navalny in an Arctic prison, so that pressure can be put on his mother. A hasty decision was taken claiming that the body was decomposing.
Navalnaya prayed passionately, 'Give us my husband's dead body, You tortured him when he was alive, and now you will continue to torture him even in death. You are insulting the deceased.
Alexei Navalny, a prominent opposition politician in Russia, died tragically in a penal colony on February 16. Following his death, countless Russians gathered at impromptu monuments across the country, laying flowers and lighting candles.
Authorities have detained several individuals in an effort to suppress any possible public displays of sympathy for Putin's strongest rival in the upcoming presidential election, which he is expected to win. According to social media reports, authorities are reluctant to return his body to his family due to fear of widespread support for Navalny.
Navalny directly accused Putin, an Orthodox Christian, of being responsible for Navalny's death. He said, 'No true Christian would ever engage in what Putin is currently doing with Alexei's body. What will you do with his dead body? How far will you sink in the ridicule of the man you killed?'
Putin is often seen taking part in religious activities, such as taking a dip in ice water to celebrate Epiphany and visiting holy sites in Russia. He has been a supporter of 'traditional values', which he considers necessary to prevent social decline.
Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov rejected allegations of Putin's involvement in Navalny's death, calling them 'completely baseless and audacious accusations against the Russian head of state.'
Musician Nadya Tolokonnikova, best known for her involvement with the band Pussy Riot and her prison sentence for leading a protest at Moscow's Christ the Savior Cathedral in 2012, released a video denouncing Putin's hypocrisy. 'We were imprisoned for allegedly disrespecting traditional values,' said Tolokonnikova, who currently lives abroad. However, no one undermines traditional Russian values ​​more than you, Putin, your officials and your priests, who pray for the countless murders you commit day after day, year after year. Putin, have discretion and give this mother the body of her son.
Tolokonnikova is one of several cultural figures who have released videos urging Russian authorities to return Navalny's body to his family so they can hold a proper funeral. Navalny's mother and legal team have been trying to recover his body since last week.
On Thursday, Alexei's mother Lyudmila Navalnaya announced that investigators had given her permission to view her son's body at the morgue in the Arctic city of Salekhard. He has filed a lawsuit in a court in Salekhard challenging the authorities' refusal to release the body. An in-camera hearing has been scheduled for March 4.
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