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    Over 300 Detained in Russia as Country Mourns the Death of Alexei Navalny, Putin’s Fiercest Foe

    Over 300 Detained in Russia as Country Mourns the Death of Alexei Navalny, Putin's Fiercest Foe

    Over 300 people were detained in while paying tribute to opposition leader Alexei Navalny, who died at a remote Arctic penal colony, a prominent rights group reported Sunday.

    The sudden death of Navalny, 47, was a crushing blow to many Russians, who had pinned their hopes for the future on President Vladimir Putin's fiercest foe. Navalny remained vocal in his unrelenting criticism of the Kremlin even after surviving a nerve agent poisoning and receiving multiple prison terms.

    The news reverberated across the globe, with many world leaders blaming the death on Putin and his government. In an exchange with reporters shortly after leaving a Saturday church service, President Joe Biden reiterated his stance that Putin was ultimately to blame for Navalny's death. “The fact of the matter is, Putin is responsible. Whether he ordered it, he's responsible for the circumstance,” Biden said. “It's a reflection of who he is. It cannot be tolerated.”

    Other politicians took a more cautious stance. Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva said Sunday that he wouldn't “jump to conclusions” over Navalny's death. “If the death is under suspicion, we must first carry out an investigation to find out what the citizen (Navalny) died of,” Lula said in a press conference after returning from an African Union summit in on Sunday.

    Meanwhile,…

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