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Death of Navalny: Vladimir Putin would not have ordered the assassination of his main opponent

Russian President Vladimir Putin probably did not order the assassination of political opponent Alexeï Navalny, according to sources close to American intelligence agencies.

The death of Alexeï Navalny wasé announced on February 16 by the Russian prison administration. American intelligence agencies have established that Vladimir Putin probably did not order the attack. that the Russian opponent be killed, according to the Wall Street Journal. The 47-year-old man took his last breath in the Kharp penitentiary center, known as the "polar wolf", located in in the Russian Arctic, where he was serving a 19-year prison sentence for "extremism".

While those close to Navalny have pointed out; su finger the responsibility&eac;  of the Kremlin in the death of Alexeï Navalny, the Wall Street Journal specifies that American intelligence "does not question the guilt of Putin as to à Navalny's death, but rather establishes that he probably did not order it, & #39; this specific moment. According to the newspaper,  "analysis of public facts, such as the timing of his death and the manner in which it -this overshadowed Putin's reelection" à Russia's presidency a month later. The Wall Street Journal acknowledged that the exact circumstances of his death could well never be determined.

A poisoning before incarceration

On August 20, 2020, Alexeï Navalny is the victim of an assassination attempt by poisoning during a flight from Tomsk to Moscow. Moscow. It is transferred to and neat in Germany, where analyzes confirm Novichok poisoning. The episode is a source of rising tensions between Germany and Russia. From January 17, 2021, Navalny deliberately boarded a plane to return to Russia.

He is arrested as soon as he lands and is reproached for not having honored his orders. compulsory summons as part of his freedom; conditional, throughout his convalescence in Germany. For these failings, he is condemned. à three and a half years in prison. The verdict is announced à abroad, notably by French President Emmanuel Macron, and provoked major demonstrations in Russia.

In March 2022, during a new trial, Alexeï Navalny faces nine years of internment in a “harsh regime” for fraud. In July 2023, another court sentenced him à 19 years in prison for "extremism". In December, he was transferred to in the "Polar Wolf" penal colony, in the Russian Arctic. It's the place that he will end his days, two months later, on February 16, 2024, in circumstances which are still the subject of many questions.

Teilor Stone

By Teilor Stone

Teilor Stone has been a reporter on the news desk since 2013. Before that she wrote about young adolescence and family dynamics for Styles and was the legal affairs correspondent for the Metro desk. Before joining Thesaxon , Teilor Stone worked as a staff writer at the Village Voice and a freelancer for Newsday, The Wall Street Journal, GQ and Mirabella. To get in touch, contact me through my teilor@nizhtimes.com 1-800-268-7116