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(TheRedAlertNews.com) – Suspicions are growing that Russia’s main opposition leader, Alexei Navalny, was poisoned with chemical weapon – a nerve agent – at the orders of Russian President Vladimir Putin, as the authorities have decided to keep his corpse for 14 days despite his family’s protests.

Days after 47-year-old Navalny’s mysterious death at a notorious Arctic penal colony, the circumstances surrounding it remain undisclosed, The New York Post reports.

As the remains of the man, who transitioned from a legal career to political activism, have not been released to his mother or the family’s attorneys, his widow, Yulia, has publicly accused Putin’s government of trying to conceal a poisoning.

Evidence pointing to Navalny’s poisoning includes the announcement by Russia’s Federal Penitentiary Service that Navalny fell ill and died while on a walk at the “Polar Wolf” penal colony, also known as IK-3.

This agency, responsible for overseeing the nation’s prisons and correctional facilities, reported that Navalny lost consciousness and died despite attempts by an ambulance crew to resuscitate him.

Contradictorily, an independent Russian newspaper, Novaya Gazeta, citing an anonymous prisoner, reported that the ambulance arrived posthumously.

The news of his death circulated within the prison well before it became public knowledge, further casting doubt on official statements regarding the efforts to save him.

Navalny’s mother, Lyudmila, and his attorney were informed that his death was due to “sudden death syndrome,” a term generally associated with abrupt cardiac-related fatalities, announced Ivan Zhdanov, leader of Navalny’s Anti-Corruption Foundation.

Yulia Navalnaya asserted that her husband’s death resulted from poisoning with the Novichok nerve agent, under Putin’s orders, a claim supported by the BBC’s explanation of Novichok’s lethal effects.

Dr. Vil Mirzayanov, a Russian chemist who defected, highlighted that Novichok could cause severe convulsions leading to death.

Evidence of such convulsions was observed in the bruises found on Navalny’s body, as reported by a paramedic to Novaya Gazeta.

The newspaper also noted attempts at indirect heart resuscitation on Navalny’s body.

Novichok, developed by the Soviet Union during the Cold War, disrupts the nervous system’s communication with muscles, leading to fatal disruptions in vital functions.

Navalny, who had previously survived a Novichok poisoning, was last seen in good spirits during a court hearing via video link from the penal colony.

The hearing involved a minor dispute over a pen, as reported by the online news outlet SOTA.

Human rights activists allege that FSB agents tampered with surveillance equipment prior to Navalny’s sudden death, while the rapid official response to his death further fuels suspicions of a coordinated narrative.