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Foreign Office sanctions ‘Polar Wolf’ chiefs over the mysterious death of Alexei Navalny

21st Feb 24 12:53 pm

The British Foreign Office has sanctioned bosses of “Polar Wolf2 penal colony following the death of Alexei Navalny last Friday.

The UK is the first country to impose sanctions on the penal colony based near to the Arctic Circle and six people are affected by the move.

The six people slapped with sanctions will have their assets frozen and will now be banned from entering into the UK.

The Foreign Secretary Lord David Cameron said on Wednesday, “It’s clear that the Russian authorities saw Navalny as a threat and they tried repeatedly to silence him.

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“Those responsible for Navalny’s brutal treatment should be under no illusion – we will hold them accountable.”

The government has called for Navalny’s body to be released to his family, on Monday the European Union demanded for a independent international investigation into the death of Navalny.

The Kremlin’s spokesman Dmitry Peskov has dismiss the EU’s call flowing the suspicious death of Valdimir Putin’s main political opponent, Russian state-controlled news agency RIA Novosti reported.

It has been said that Navalny was murdered under the orders of Putin at the maximum security prison in the town of Kharp which is near to the Arctic Circle.

On Monday the EU’s High Representative Josep Borrell said that “Russia must allow an independent and transparent international investigation into circumstances of his (Navalny’s) sudden death.”

Borrell called on Russia to “immediately and unconditionally” release all political prisoners from the penal colony.

“We do not consider such demands at all, especially from Mr. Borrell,” Peskov said at a press conference, as cited by RIA Novosti.

Navalny’s mother Lyudmila Navalnaya has appealed for the authorities to release her son’s body, a family friend has said.

Writing on Telegram, Ivan Zhdanov said, “In addition, today a lawsuit was filed in court in Salekhard about the inaction of the investigative committee to release Alexei’s body.”

Navalny’s wife Yulia Navalnaya said on Tuesday that she wants her husband’s body returned to allow him to be “buried with dignity.”

She said on X, “Give back Alexei’s body and let him be buried with dignity.”

Navalnaya added that she does not care how the killer’s press secretary comments on my words” and urged the Kremlin: “Don’t stop people from saying goodbye to him.”

On Monday evening Navalnaya accused the Kremlin of poisoning Navalny with the nerve agent Novichok, which is favoured by Vladmir Putin and his cronies.

She said that the Russian authorities are hiding the body which is a cover up to allow “traces of yet another of Putin’s novichoks to disappear.”

“My husband could not be broken. And that’s exactly why Putin killed him. Shameful, cowardly, not daring to look into his eyes or simply say his name,” she said.

On Tuesday the Kremlin hit back denying the claim and said this is “not based on anything.”

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