According to the organization, five of Navalny’s allies have been arrested in different regions, according to what was reported by Reuters.
Tuesday afternoon, more than 465,000 people, nearly half of them residents of the capital, stated on free.navalny that they would take part in Wednesday’s protests. The demonstrators are demanding the release of Alexei Navalny and “a free Russia without Putin”.
“Alexey faces death in the concentration camp, and anyone willing to fight for freedom will soon be seen as the criminals they are dealing with. Now is the last chance to prevent this,” the organizers behind the national demonstration wrote on the site.
Russia’s Communications Authority, Roskomnadzor, on Monday called on all platforms publishing information about “unauthorized mass events” to remove the content immediately, the Russian news agency Interfax reported. The police did not authorize any demonstrations.
According to the Russian Prosecutor’s Office Makes anyone calling to participate in unauthorized protests guilty of a crime, with the so-called administrative deprivation of liberty within the scope of the penalty. Sharing information about the protests could also lead to fines of around 440,000 SEK, Interfax writes.
The protests are expected to start at seven in the evening, local time, in a number of Russian cities. The organizers urge all Russians against corruption, oppression and political assassinations to take to the streets and squares.
“If hundreds of thousands of people come out to protest peacefully, our demands cannot be ignored,” they wrote.
On Tuesday, Alexei Navalny was rejected Personal medical teams are once again reaching the patient, according to Agence France-Presse.
According to Navalny’s lawyer, the health of the regime critic is deteriorating in the penal colony in which he has been imprisoned since February. On Monday, Navalny, entering his third week of hunger strike, was transferred. To the hospital ward for prisoners. Russian prison authorities say the 44-year-old man’s condition is “satisfactory”, while his staff and supporters are increasingly concerned.
On the same day as the nationwide protests, President Vladimir Putin plans to deliver his annual speech in the Russian Parliament. During last year’s speech in January, Putin announced a series of constitutional amendments subsequently reached during the referendum, including a “restoration” of presidential terms that give the 68-year-old president the chance to remain in power until 2036. ..