A CANDLELIT vigil was held in a Test Valley town after the death of Alexei Navalny.

The Russian opposition leader died suddenly on February 16 in prison.

Members of the Romsey group of Amnesty International held a candlelit vigil in the town’s Market Square on Monday, February 19. 

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Fay Fleming, group chairman, said: “This was prompted by the sad news of the death in a harsh Russian prison of the courageous activist Alexei Navalny. 

“His brave struggle for human rights in Russia, culminating in his untimely death, was remembered with a minute’s silence.

“He will also feature on the Romsey Amnesty stall in the Market Square on Saturday, March 16.”