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Navalny’s body released to family three hours later than agreed, says politician’s press secretary

Update: Three hours after the appointed time, Kira Yarmysh reported that Navalny’s body was handed over to his family: “Alexey’s body is being released to his relatives. The hearse carrying it will soon head to the church.”

Alexey Navalny’s press secretary Kira Yarmysh says that the politician’s body has still not been released to his family.

“Relatives arrived at the morgue at 10 a.m., when they were supposed to be given Alexey’s body. The body still hasn’t been released,” Yarmysh wrote.

According to her, the funeral schedule has not yet been shifted, but “delays are possible.”

Alexey Navalny’s family and associates plan to bury him in Moscow on Friday, March 1. According to Navalny’s press secretary, a memorial service will be held at the Church of the Icon of Our Lady Soothe My Sorrows in the city’s Maryino District at 2:00 p.m. Moscow time. After that, they plan to bury him at the Borisovskoye Cemetery.

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