A Russian doctor who obtained medical data from Alexei Navalny said that if the opposition leader does not receive medical treatment, he may die within a few days. Navalny was detained in the prison camp and went on a hunger strike for 18 days.
Too much potassium in the blood of Navani can cause cardiac arrest. The doctor who had received the home test results of the 44-year-old opposition leader said. The Marine Corps also seems to have poor kidney function. According to his wife, he has lost 20 pounds since the hunger strike began. The doctor wrote in an article on Facebook: “He could die at any time.”
“Need to take immediate action”
Four doctors, including Navalny’s personal doctor Anastasia Vasiljeva, have requested to be able to visit him, but so far the authorities have not allowed him. Navani started on a hunger strike because he wanted to be treated by an independent doctor to treat severe back pain and numbness in his legs.
Vasilyeva visited him at the criminal detention center on Tuesday, but was arrested at the entrance. On Saturday, she shared Navalny’s test results and said that “immediate action is needed”.
President Putin’s main critic returned to Russia from Germany on January 17, when he was treated for poisoning and was arrested. The German, French, and Swedish laboratories concluded that he was poisoned by a nerve agent developed by Novichok in Russia. According to Navalny and the research group Bellingcat, Moscow is behind the poisoning. The Russian authorities deny this.
US President Biden called Navalny’s situation “completely unfair” on Saturday. Today, 70 famous writers and artists have called on Russian President Vladimir Putin to provide sufficient medical assistance to Navani.