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The funeral for Russian opposition figure Alexey Navalny: Live updates


7:34 a.m. ET, March 1, 2024

No arrests were reported at Navalny’s funeral as procession moves to cemetery



The hearse carrying Alexey Navalny’s casket is parked outside the Church of the Icon of the Mother of God ‘Quench My Sorrows’ in Moscow before the funeral service on Friday.

Reuters

No arrests have been reported at the funeral of Alexey Navalny as the procession moved from the church to the Borisovsky cemetery, according to Navalny’s team and human rights monitoring group OVD-Info.

However, at least 13 people were prevented from leaving their homes to attend the funeral, OVD Info reported, but did not disclose their identity.

CNN could not independently verify that information and Russian authorities did not disclose additional information.

A large security presence has been felt throughout the morning, with police visible on rooftops and metal detectors installed at the entrance to the cemetery. 


Riot police officers guard the area near the Church of the Icon of the Mother of God ‘Quench My Sorrows’ in Moscow on Friday.

AP



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