Health Of Russian Opposition Leader Navalny Deteriorates As He Keeps Up Hunger Strike In Prison

 Health Of Russian Opposition Leader Navalny Deteriorates As He Keeps Up Hunger Strike In Prison

The health of Russian opposition leader Alexey Navalny is deteriorating as he keeps up his hunger strike in prison, with a new numbness in his hands, according to his lawyers.

This came a week after President Vladimir Putin’s most prominent opponent who is serving a two-and-a-half-year sentence on embezzlement charges stopped taking food to demand proper medical treatment for severe back pain and numbness in his legs.

Members of Navalny’s defence team, who visited him in his penal colony in the town of Pokrov said he was still refusing to eat and was coughing.

The 44-year-old’s Lawyers and allies are demanding that he is transferred to a hospital, but Kremlin spokesman, Mr Dmitry Peskov has said Mr Navalny is not entitled to any special treatment.

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