Navalny’s mother says Russian investigators planning ‘secret’ funeral

MOSCOW — Alexei Navalny’s mother Lyudmila accuses Russian investigators of planning a “secret” funeral for her son and says she’ll not agree to it.

“They want this to be done secretly, with no farewell. They want to bring me to the edge of a cemetery, to a fresh grave and say: here lies your son. I don’t agree to this,” she says in a YouTube video.

There is no immediate response from Russian investigators.

Navalny, 47, Russia’s best-known opposition politician, died suddenly in an Arctic penal colony last week. His team and family have alleged that the Kremlin murdered him, an allegation the Kremlin has angrily rejected.

His mother says she has been shown his body and death certificate. Navalny’s team says the death certificate states the opposition politician died of natural causes.

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