Moscow: “Navalny affected by sudden death syndrome”. The authorities to the mother: “The body only after investigations”


By John

Today the mother of Alexei Navalny was informed that the Russian opponent was the victim of “sudden death syndrome” and that the body will not be returned to his family until the end of the investigation. “When the lawyer and Alexei’s mother arrived at the penal colony this morning, they were told that the cause of Navalny’s death was sudden death syndrome,” she wrote on Ivan Zhdanov, who heads Navalny’s Anti-Corruption Foundation. “Sudden death syndrome” is a general term for various cardiac syndromes that cause sudden cardiac arrest and death, the Guardian reports.

Navalny’s mother “formally informed” of death

Alexei Navalny’s mother has been formally informed of the death of Putin’s opponent in prison: her team announced this, adding that Navalny’s relatives have requested that his body be handed over to them “immediately”.

Team Navalny: “Russian authorities lie about causes of death”

Alexei Navalny’s spokeswoman, Kira Yarmysh, today accused the Russian authorities of “lying” about the causes of the opponent’s death and of trying to “do everything not to hand over his body”. Navalny’s lawyer was told that “the cause of death has not been established” yet, Yarmysh said on the team’s Telegram channel, reported by the Dozhd newspaper.