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Russian opposition politician Alexei Navalny dies in prison

Russia’s opposition leader for the past decade, Alexei Navalny, has died in prison. Navalny was serving a 19-year jail term.

He was moved to an Arctic penal colony, considered one of the toughest jails, late last year.

The prison service in the Yamalo-Nenets district said he had “felt unwell” after a walk on Friday.

He had “almost immediately lost consciousness”, it said in a statement, adding that an emergency medical team had immediately been called and tried to resuscitate him but without success.

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