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Jailed Kremlin Critic Navalny Announces Hunger Strike

Jailed Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny introduced on Wednesday that he has gone on a starvation strike till he receives correct medical therapy for extreme again ache and numbness in his legs.

Last week the 44-year-old opposition politician, who’s serving a 2.5-year jail sentence in one in all Russia’s most infamous penal colonies, stated he was affected by a pinched nerve that had brought on his proper leg to go numb.

In a submit on Instagram on Wednesday, Navalny stated that the again ache that had earlier brought on his proper leg to go numb was inflicting his left leg to now lose sensitivity too.

“I have gone on a hunger strike demanding that the law be obeyed and that a visiting doctor be allowed to visit me,” he wrote.

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Navalny, who is taken into account a flight danger by authorities, stated final week that he’s woken eight instances per evening by guards saying to a recording digital camera that he’s nonetheless in his cell.

On Wednesday, he stated that as an alternative of receiving medical therapy he’s persevering with to be “tortured with sleep deprivation”.

Navalny was detained in January after returning to Russia from Germany, the place he had been recovering for a number of months from a poisoning assault he says was orchestrated by the Kremlin.

He was final month despatched to jail for two.5 years on outdated embezzlement fees his allies and Western governments say are politically motivated.


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