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Alexei Navalny dies in prison

Russian lawyer, activist and politician Alexi Navalny died this week in a Siberian prison colony, where he was serving a 19-year prison sentence. 

As the leader of the Russian opposition party and an outspoken critic of Putin, Navalny had been detained for an array of dubious charges since January 2021.

In early 2020, Navalny was poisoned with a Soviet-era nerve toxin that nearly killed him. He spent several months receiving intensive care in Berlin following the incident, where he publicly accused Putin’s government of being behind the poisoning. 

Navalny was arrested upon his return to Russia, and was sentenced to 19 years in prison for a slew of offenses, including embezzlement, contempt of court, and violation of parole. He spent the remainder of his life appealing the charges, which he maintained were erroneous. 

Throughout his time in prison, Navalny claimed he was being slowly poisoned by the prison food, and that he was denied basic medicine and subjected to physical abuse by guards.

Russian state media reported that Navalny had died in prison on Feb. 16. A cause of death has not been made public. For more information, visit Al Jazeera.

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Daniel Berman
Daniel Berman, News and Features Writer
In his first year as a Chatterbox staff member, Daniel Berman is excited to work as a News and Features Section Writer. Daniel hopes to keep readers informed of news concerning both the WHHS community and the city of Cincinnati. Berman hopes to attend college next year and study international business and/or music. Berman also enjoys playing guitar and piano, singing, writing music, and reading.
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Marwa Khzir, Managing Editor of Online Content
In her third year as a Chatterbox staff member, junior Marwa Khzir is excited to work as the Managing Editor of Online Content for the Chatterbox. Marwa Khzir hopes to improve her writing while also publishing as many articles as she can for the Chatterbox. Khzir's previous journalism experience includes News Writing 1, News Writing 2 and B/W Photography. Khzir is also involved in various extracurricular activities such as a Student Ambassador, a member of StuCO 2025, and the Fundraising Head for YPC (Youth Philanthropy Council).   Khzir hopes to get into Law School and be a defense attorney in the future, helping wrongfully convicted prison members with getting freedom. Khzir enjoys playing soccer with her family and a favorite pastime for her is baking goods with her mom.
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