Putin critic Alexei Navalny thinks there’s a 50/50 chance he’ll be killed
CBS News August 5, 2017
Russia’s main opposition figure thinks there’s a 50 percent chance he will end up dead for speaking out against President Vladimir Putin, a fate that has befallen many of the Kremlin’s enemies in recent years.
Alexei Navalny, 41, is Russia’s most outspoken critic of the Putin regime, and is campaigning to challenge Putin in Russia’s presidential election in 2018, even though he is officially barred from the ballot.
Correspondent Ryan Chilcote spent a week with Navalny for the CBSN: On Assignment,” ahead of mass protests in June against government corruption. Thousands of young people in cities across Russia, with protesters marching through Moscow carrying signs that read “Navalny 2018” and chanting “Putin is a crook.” More than 1,000 people were arrested, including Navalny, who spent 25 days in jail.of “
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