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Russia: Thousands of Navalny supporters continue to visit his grave, show of support continues

And days after russian opposition lawmaker Alexey Navalny was buried, thousands of people continue to visit his burial ground in Moscow to pay their respects. The visuals from the burial ground there they show quickly moving line of mourners stretched over around 500 meters outside the gate, with more people coming all the time.

Navalny died last month in very unclear circumstances in an arctic prison colony where he was serving a 19 year prison sentence for extremism. A major show of support continues in Moscow after his death.

TOPSHOT – Lyudmila Navalnaya (3rd R) and Anatoly Navalny (2nd R), parents of late Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny, attend a funeral ceremony for their son at the Borisovo cemetery in Moscow’s district of Maryino on March 1, 2024. (Photo by Olga MALTSEVA / AFP)

The pain is unbearable, On the first day when he was buried, my body just couldn’t cope, and I couldn’t come purely for human reasons. But today I got some strength. And that is why to pay my respects, to honor, to bow before a brave man with whom our hopes were connected for a better future, for fighting corruption, for fair courts.

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Meanwhile, Canada has announced a fresh round of sanctions against Russia on Sunday over the death of Alex T. Navalmi.

The latest sanctions will target six russian officials, including senior officials and high ranking employees of Russia’s prosecution, judicial and correctional services.

The six people targeted were involved in the violation of Navalny’s human rights, his punishment, and ultimately his death, as per the canadian government. Canada had also summoned Russia’s ambassador to demand a full and transparent investigation.

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