His personal physician and three other doctors asked prison officials to give them immediate access to Navalny.
Navalny went on hunger strike at the end of March because he did not receive proper care for his complaints in prison. The Kremlin critic was suffering from back problems and numbness in his hands and feet. Navalny wants to be seen by a doctor of his choice, but this is not allowed.
In the video below, the former fraudster tells the situation there:
Navalny’s spokeswoman Kyra Germash, who was with him when he fell on a plane after being poisoned in August last year, said the situation was critical again. “Alexei is dying,” she said. “It’s a matter of days in his condition.”
And US President Joe Biden considers the fate currently facing the opposition leader “extremely unfair”. He said this to some journalists who had raised the situation in Navalny.
In an open letter published yesterday in the French newspaper Le Monde, more than 70 prominent international figures called on Russian President Vladimir Putin to ensure Navalny receives quality medical care. Signers include the writers JK Rowling, Salman Rushdie and Martin Ames, actors Vanessa Redgrave and Jude Law, and musician Abba Bjorn Olvius.
The Physicians’ Union, the Medical Association has ties to Navalny. According to them, the opposition leader’s eyesight has deteriorated since he went on hunger strike. It will also be more likely to develop kidney failure.
A spokeswoman for the Medical Alliance described Navalny’s condition as critical. She said that the Syndicate’s doctors did not investigate Navalny themselves, but that the Doctors Alliance relied on test results that lawyers had obtained from the opposition leader.
The Kremlin critic was sentenced to two and a half years in prison in February. The court ruled that he violated the terms of his parole in a fraud case while in Germany, where Navalny was being treated for his novichok nerve poisoning. According to him, it was the work of the Kremlin.