Human rights organization Amnesty International said on Wednesday that Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny had been detained under conditions similar to torture and could be slowly killed.
The organization claimed that Navani, a detainee who was poisoned by a novice war drug last year, is now lacking sleep and has no doctors he can trust in prison.
Amnesty International Secretary-General Agnes Karamad told Reuters: “Russia, or more precisely the Russian authorities, may be putting Navani in a slow death situation and trying to cover up what happened to him.”
She said: “It is clear that the Russian authorities violated his rights. We need to do more.” She asserted: “They have tried to kill him and are now detaining him and detaining him in a prison similar to torture. in.”
The leader of the Russian opposition and the opposition of Russian President Vladimir Putin went on a hunger strike last week, requiring him to be treated in prison to deal with severe back and leg pain.
The Kremlin declined to comment on Navalny’s health, saying it was related to the state prison. The service said last week that Navalny is receiving necessary treatment.
Navalny was sentenced to two and a half years in prison in February this year for violating probation. Moscow, which has denied the allegations of poisoning, believes that the goal of Navalny’s political actions is to destabilize Russia.
Karamade said that the poor treatment of Navani came at a time when the coronavirus pandemic exacerbated social inequality in some countries and increased national repression.
He claims that some governments have pandemic minorities to quell dissent and human rights, while other countries have seen the normalization of anti-epidemic measures that restrict civil liberties.
Karamad said: “Covid-19 has expanded the scope of suppression.”