At the same time, Navalny’s supporters say that his condition is rapidly deteriorating. His press secretary said Navani was dying, and his doctor said that medical examinations showed that he was at increasing risk of kidney failure and heart disease.
If approved, the prosecutor’s actions could have serious consequences for Navalny’s team in Russia. In Russian law, “extremist” organizations may be banned and liquidated, and militants who continue to cooperate with them may face up to 10 years in prison.
In a statement on Friday, the prosecutor’s office said: “Under the cover of liberal slogans, these organizations are creating conditions to disrupt the social and socio-political situation.”
The statement added that the goal of the opposition organization is to encourage “color revolutions,”
“The actual goal of their activities is to create conditions for changing the basis of the constitutional system, including the use of the’color revolution’ scenario.”
Navani continues on hunger strike
They said that the latest medical examination showed that he was at an increasing risk of kidney failure and heart disease.
CNN was unable to independently verify Navalny’s health.
A key ally of Navalny, the head of the famous opposition doctors’ union, Anastasia Vasilyeva, shared this letter on Twitter, saying that Navalny’s doctors were The health condition is of serious concern.
“We urgently request negotiations and emergency medical meetings with the medical staff of the No. 33 medical team to discuss the diagnostic tests to be performed and the treatments that should be taken, and to free the patients from life-threatening critical situations with fatal results.” Said a copy of a letter shared by Vasilyeva. “We are asking for an examination of our patient, who has been under observation for many years.”
FSIN said in a CNN statement earlier this week that Navani was treated at a medical facility in Pokrov 2 Criminal Colony from April 5-9, where he was imprisoned. The statement stated that Navani was transferred back to his prison team due to “improving” his health.
Navalny said in a post on his official Instagram account last Friday that he is facing the threat of forced feeding as he continues to go on a hunger strike. Navani said on Friday that his blood test showed that his health was deteriorating.
One of his lawyer Olga Mikhailova (Olga Mikhailova) said in an interview with Russian media last week that he was diagnosed with two hernias and lost feeling in both hands.
He is on a hunger strike to protest the denial of proper medical services by prison officials. The Kremlin said this week that it would not give him special treatment.
CNN filed a request with the Russian Federal Penitentiary Service (FSIN) for a statement on Navani’s health.
When President Joe Biden left the Wilmington Country Club in Delaware on Saturday, someone asked him about Alexei Navalny’s prison conditions. He told reporters that this was “completely, completely unfair and completely inappropriate.”
Press secretary urges supporters to rally
Although Navani was imprisoned, his team continued his anti-corruption work and organized protest rallies to support opposition figures.
Kyra Yarmysh, Navalny’s press secretary and assistant, asked Navalny’s supporters to participate in a rally designed to call for his freedom, but it has now become a condition of his life.
Yarmysh said: “Now Alexey is dying. In his condition, this is only a few days away. On weekends, lawyers can’t find him at all, and no one knows what will happen on Monday.”
Yarmysh has been placed under house arrest and cannot use electronic equipment. Her team said that they published the post on her behalf. They said that Yarmysh is still in contact with her lawyer and can pass on some information and statements for publication.
No date was announced for the rally. His team said they will reach the date of the 500,000 signatures when the rally is announced.
FBK released a widely watched survey in January, which they claimed was a palace owned by Russian President Vladimir Putin in the Black Sea, estimated to be worth more than $1 billion. Putin denied that the palace belongs to him or his family and close assistants.
Russia has designated other groups as “extremists”
In 2017, Russia’s Supreme Court banned Jehovah’s Witnesses from being an “extremist organization”. Other groups designated as “extremists” include far-right and Islamic organizations.
Navalny’s organization was already under pressure before being raided and searched by the Russian authorities, and in 2019, the Russian Ministry of Justice designated FBK as a “foreign agent” organization.
“We know how to work under conditions of constant search and freezing of accounts, administrative arrests and criminal cases. We have established a political organization for ten years and learned to survive, change, be effective and win under unimaginable pressure. FBK Director Ivan Zhdanov and Navalny Chief of Staff Leonid Volkov said in a joint statement on Friday.
“It is clear that the Kremlin’s new attack is related to the upcoming rally and the September election. Therefore, the clear answer should be: hold a rally (maybe this is the last rally in the next few years) and win the winning election ( Maybe this is the last election in many years).”