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Navalny's relatives cannot receive his body: what the Kremlin said

For the third day after the death of politician Alexei Navalny, his relatives have not been able to receive the body of the oppositionist. Representative of the Administration of the President of the Russian Federation Dmitry Peskov told media representatives that this issue is not within the competence of the Kremlin, commenting on the investigation into the circumstances of the death of Putin’s personal enemy.

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Navalny’s press secretary Kira Yarmysh said that on Monday morning, February 19, the oppositionist’s mother and his lawyers arrived at the morgue in Salekhard, but they were not allowed there and refused to answer where the politician’s body was, NBN reports with reference to the Kreschatic publication.

According to her, Navalny’s mother and his lawyers were later informed by the Investigative Committee that the investigation The death of the oppositionist was extended indefinitely. In addition, the cause of the politician’s death has allegedly still not been established.

Kremlin representative Dmitry Peskov said during a briefing that the issue of handing over Navalny’s body is not within the competence of the Russian Administration. The dictator's press secretary added that an investigation into the death of the oppositionist is allegedly underway, in connection with which “all necessary actions are being taken.”

When asked by media representatives whether the Putin Administration is interested in conducting a thorough investigation into the circumstances of the politician’s death , the speaker of the Russian leader said that the actions provided for by the legislation of the Russian Federation are being carried out.

Recall that the media revealed the circumstances of Navalny’s death. In particular, on the morning of February 16, when the oppositionist died, there were no emergency doctors in the colony.

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