RussiaNavalny’s supporters accuse the Kremlin of slowly “killing” him
In the sick and in detention, the Russian protester denounces the new shortcomings, especially in access to medicines. His relatives criticize that he cannot be hospitalized in “his” prison.
Russian dissident Alexei Navalny, who has been jailed for two years, said on Wednesday he was suffering from flu-like symptoms and had lost satisfactory access to care, as his supporters condemned the Kremlin’s attempt to slowly “kill” him.
From his cell, Alexei Navalny was due to attend three hearings by video conference during the day regarding complaints against restrictions taken against him by prison authorities. He spoke before the judge and asked for all three hearings to be postponed for health reasons, which he received, his spokeswoman Kira Yarmich confirmed.
Four days for some hot water
Alexei Navalny, 46, said he had to “fight hard” to get “basic medication” and was refused admission to hospital at the medical wing of his prison, 200 km from Moscow. “It took me four days to get a little more hot water,” he was quoted as saying by his team, saying he had “fever and tension.”
He further pointed out that the jail authorities forced his fellow inmate to go back and forth between the prison’s medical ward and their cell when he was suffering from fever. Russian president “Vladimir Putin is still trying to kill Navalny, but in a very discreet and slow way”, rebuked his team on Wednesday.
On Instagram, his wife, Yulia Navalnaya, accused prison officials of refusing to treat her husband and “blatantly” degrading the conditions of his detention. “Are you human?” She threw herself at them.
Nearly 500 Russian doctors have signed a petition, posted on Facebook, calling on Vladimir Putin to provide Alexei Navalny with proper care and end the “abuse” against him. On Monday, the activist announced that on December 31, he was sent to a disciplinary chamber for the tenth time, for 15 days, where his rights are still limited, on the grounds that he washed up prematurely. Regulation.
Alexei Navalny, a pet of Vladimir Putin and an opponent of the military offensive in Ukraine, was arrested in January 2021 in Russia after he returned home from severe poisoning and blamed the Kremlin. In March, he was sentenced to nine years in “rigorous” prison for “fraud”, which he considers fictitious.
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