According to his relatives, the lawyer has stopped eating since the end of March to protest his detention conditions, and he is dying. At least 400 people were arrested during rallies across the country.
On Wednesday, April 21st, tens of thousands of people demonstrated across Russia in support of his opponent Alexeï Navalny’s three-week hunger strike. Supporters of the Kremlin’s main critics have been imprisoned in a criminal colony east of Moscow since February. He is worried about his health and demanded that he receive proper treatment.
“To get a fair election and release political prisoners, it takes hundreds of thousands, millions of people on the street, not once, but as many times as needed.”, Filed a defense on YouTube, Leonid Volkov, one of the relatives of Mr. Navani in exile.At the same time, his wife Yulia posted photos of the couple and their two children on social networks, declaring ” I will be back soon! “.
The Russian NGO OVD-Info stated that during these demonstrations, the Russian police arrested about 400 people. The search also targets the premise of linking with rival organizations.
The police said 6,000 people gathered in the capital Moscow and 4,500 people gathered in St Petersburg, Russia’s second largest city. At present, the organizer of the rally has not provided an estimate of its number.
In the capital, mobile phone trucks and police have been deployed in the main arteries of many urban areas. The adjacent square where the Red Square and a protester met has been closed.