Putin’s opponent Alexei Navalny (Alexei Navalny) is currently on a hunger strike. After his wife visited him in jail, he announced on social media today that his wife announced on social media that the speech has become worse. The more difficult it is, and the weight loss is obvious.
A well-known opponent of Russian President Vladimir Putin, Navalny, 44, declared a hunger strike in late March to protest the prison administration’s refusal to treat his severe back and leg pain .
His wife, Julia, described her condition in a post on Instagram, after he had spoken to him by phone on the glass partition.
“He is still very cheerful and optimistic. But he has difficulty speaking, and sometimes hangs up the phone and rests on the table. He has lost a lot of weight and is now about 190 cm (76 cm) tall.”
This means that Navalny’s weight has lost 16 pounds since arriving at a prison in a city about 100 kilometers east of Moscow last month.
His wife added: “They still don’t allow doctors to examine him.”
Western countries claim that Navalny was unfairly detained and should be released. After the novice recovered from nerve agent poisoning, he returned to Russia in January.
In February, he was detained for two and a half years for violating probation, which he declared was politically motivated. On the other hand, Russia claims that it is still waiting for evidence to prove that its territory is toxic.
Reuters reported that the prison administration claimed that it provided him with treatment, but he refused. Due to high fever and cough, Navalny was transferred to the prison clinic earlier this month.
The Russian prison department announced on Tuesday that a committee of doctors assessed his health to be satisfactory, so he returned from the clinic to the main part of the prison on April 9.