Navalny's widow tells EU she fears arrests at funeral

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STORY: "The funeral will take place the day after tomorrow and I’m not sure yet whether it will be peaceful or whether police will arrest those who have come to say goodbye to my husband," Navalnaya said in a speech to the European Parliament in Strasbourg, where she won multiple standing ovations.

Navalny, 47, died at an Arctic penal colony on Feb. 16. His allies have accused President Vladimir Putin of having him murdered because the Russian leader could allegedly not tolerate the thought of Navalny being freed in a potential prisoner swap.

The Kremlin has denied state involvement in his death and has said it is unaware of any agreement to free Navalny prior to his death 12 days ago.

Speaking in English, her voice sometimes faltering, Navalnaya described Putin as a "bloody monster" and told lawmakers it was not possible to negotiate with him.