Putin is 69 years old this year and is currently serving as his fourth presidential term, which will end in 2024. The new legislation announced on Monday could allow him to serve two more six-year terms if he chooses to represent and wins two consecutive terms.
The new law formalized the results of last year’s referendum on amendments to the Russian Constitution.
In addition to resetting Putin’s term limit, the referendum also voted on a series of other amendments, including the strict definition of marriage as a “man and woman alliance.”
Navalny was sent to Germany for emergency treatment after being poisoned in Siberia last year. He said this was ordered by Putin and executed by agents of the Russian Security Service (FSB). The Kremlin has repeatedly denied this accusation.
Navani Hunger Strike
Navani shared an Instagram post on his official account on Monday, stating that he will continue the strike despite a tuberculosis outbreak in the prison cell with high temperatures and severe coughing.
Navalny said: “The third person in my class was recently hospitalized with tuberculosis.” “There are 15 people in this unit, that is, 20% of them are sick, which is much higher than the epidemiological threshold. What? Do you think the ambulance siren is on fire in an emergency? No one cares, the boss is only worried about how to hide statistics.”
He criticized the recent reports by Russian state media on the internal conditions of the penal colony. Prior to this, Maria Butina, an employee of the state broadcaster RT, visited the prison and said it was “actually exemplary”.
Butina admitted that she tried to infiltrate conservative political circles and promote Russian interests before and after the 2016 presidential election, so she served her sentence in a US prison.
Navalny said on Instagram: “The environment there is unhygienic, tuberculosis, and lack of drugs. Looking at the terrible plate with our porridge inside, I am generally surprised that there is no Ebola virus here.”
He added that the prison does not have the necessities and nutrients needed to maintain the health of prisoners.
Navalny wrote in the post: “Of course I will continue to hunger strike.” “I have the legal right to hire a specialist at my own expense. I will not give up. Prison doctors are as trustworthy as national television.”
A well-known Russian doctors’ union that is linked to the opposition and managed by Navani’s allies. The Doctor’s Union stated later on Monday through a YouTube video that a group of doctors will go to Navani’s prison on Tuesday to demand proper conduct of opposition figures. Medical care.