Moscow-Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny (Alexei Navalny) has started a hunger strike to protest the lack of treatment for debilitating health problems that he has suffered since he was imprisoned in February. This is the Russian authorities The latest confrontation with the protest leader.
The Russian court’s decision to imprison Navani on suspicion of breach of parole in early February triggered large-scale protests across the country. Since then, he has been warning his followers that his health is deteriorating due to his lack of adequate medical services and his sleep deprivation in a high-security zone about 60 miles east of Moscow.
The announcement of the opposition politician comes as his followers are struggling to win support for the new protests after street demonstrations were cancelled earlier this year due to police violence and the detention of thousands across the country. In these protests, supporters worked together, and ordinary Russians were angry at the decline in living standards and political freedom.
Navani, who is more than 6 feet tall, said he felt nervous due to the narrowness of the police van, the prison cell and the cage dedicated to the defendant in Russian criminal cases. The country’s main prison facility administration stated that his health is stable and satisfactory and he has received all necessary medical assistance. Mr. Navani said that he had received ibuprofen to relieve the pain.
Navalny said in a letter to the prison director Alexander Mukhanov: “I asked for a doctor before I announced a hunger strike.”