"Anti Putin leader commits suicide with multiple shotgun blasts to the back of the head"
The reason why Putin loves fucking with Navalny so much is that it effectively removes the spotlight from other potential rivals.
These types of totalitarian bastards can't win an election just on their own merits. They go around saying that their opponent should be locked up.
If Putin doesn't outright murder you, sure.
wouldnt be an surprise when he accidentally eats some of that delicious Polonium in the prison.
Seeing how neo-McCarthyism is so rampant in the states right now, "colluding with Americans" maybe be a good start on him.
I'd put money on the CIA or other similar type organization covertly sponsoring Navalny... and that's why Putin and other Russia leaders don't tolerate it. Best thing they can do is dig, dig, dig for the money and information trails. Covert manipulation needs to come to an end. A new era is coming and all covert operatives who know there is a better path, it's way past time to start making it happen. Just do it, and enjoy it. Light up, Light up (Snow Patrol, Run - all the lyrics are relevant).
They should keep him a bit longer than that, try him for treason for his NED (National endowment for democracy) connections
That sounds like a good deal to me. Far better than suicide by having three polonium bullets put in the back of your head. It's probably the best outcome he can hope for.