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Düsseldorf (dpa / lnw) - Under the motto "Don't let Navalny die!"

people demonstrated in Düsseldorf for the imprisoned Kremlin critic.

Also present on Wednesday evening was Jacques Tilly, who had provided his motif car from the carnival.

It shows a combative Navalny who gives the seemingly overpowering Putin a painful kick.

According to police, around 100 demonstrators took part at the start of the rally.

The Russian opposition politician Alexei Navalny has been on hunger strike for around three weeks.

«We can't wait any longer.

The situation is too critical! "

- With these words, Navalny's colleague Leonid Volkov had announced worldwide protests.

The initiative “Free Russia NRW” had called for the rally in Düsseldorf.

She urged the federal government not to stand idly by.

The human rights organization Amnesty International has announced vigils for Navalny in several German cities, including in front of the Russian embassy in Berlin.

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In over 100 cities in Russia and over 70 cities worldwide, people joined the call to release Navalny and give his doctors access to him, according to the organizers in Düsseldorf.

Amnesty International announced on Wednesday that they were very concerned about Navalny.

He is still being denied adequate medical care that he trusts.

During protests against Navalny's imprisonment in Russia, there were arrests on Wednesday.

Navalny's team had spontaneously announced protests in more than 200 Russian cities because the 44-year-old's health in the prison camp is said to have deteriorated massively.

The opposition, who barely survived a poison attack last summer, has been complaining about severe back pain and paralysis in his arms and legs for a long time.

He went on a hunger strike to protest against the lack of medical care.

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