The Russian Canadian Democratic Alliance express solidarity with the millions across the globe deeply saddened by the tragic murder of Alexei Navalny. His death behind bars is a stark reminder of the dangers faced by those who dare to speak truth to power. 

We unequivocally assert: Putin killed Alexei Navalny. Now, Putin’s refusal to release Navalny’s body flouts all norms of decency and legality. It is a transparent attempt to suppress undeniable support of those who want to pay their respects to Alexei at his funeral. Today, Alexei’s mother stated that prison staff are proposing to release the body only if the funeral is held in private. Putin fears the masses who would gather to honor Alexei’s memory. 

Navalny’s unwavering commitment to democracy and human rights, his steadfast opposition to war and injustice, has left an indelible mark on the world. His untimely demise is a profound loss for us all.

We demand the immediate release of Alexei Navalny’s body to his grieving family. We strongly encourage you to send the appeal to the Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation demanding the release of Alexei’s body to his mother. You can swiftly take action by using the pre-filled form created by OVD info at This process takes less than a minute and could make a significant difference. Every individual has the fundamental right to a dignified farewell, and denying this basic decency only compounds the anguish of his passing. 

Furthermore, we call upon the Canadian authorities to leverage international channels to press for the swift release of Alexei Navalny’s body. Canada, a beacon of human rights and the rule of law, must not stand idly by while injustice prevails. Now is the time to reaffirm these principles by advocating for justice in this matter. 

The world is watching, and history will judge us by our actions. Let us honor Alexei Navalny’s legacy by upholding the values of justice, transparency, and compassion.