Doctors said that the problems in the kidney and nervous system of Alexei Navalny are telling that if the hunger strike continues, he may die.
Russia’s opposition leader Alexey Navalny
Russia’s opposition leader Alexei Navalny’s health is deteriorating. In view of this, the doctors of Navalani have urged them to end their hunger strike. If he does not do so, he may also die. Navalani, who is serving a prison sentence outside Moscow, started a hunger strike on 31 March to protest against the lack of better treatment for back and leg pain. But since then, his health is continuously deteriorating.
A statement said that the five doctors said that they were shown the test report of Navalny on 20 April. Doctors said that if the hunger strike continues for a short time, we will have no one to save them. At the same time, on Wednesday, thousands of Navalani supporters protested on the streets of the country including Moscow and demanded the release of the opposition leader. According to Russian human rights groups, around 1700 people were arrested from major cities of the country, including Moscow.
What did the doctors say about Navalni’s health?
The doctors’ statement has been published on the MediaJona website. These doctors are also being prevented from reaching Navalni. However, he has somehow gained access to the test results done on Tuesday. This test has been performed in a hospital in the city of Vladimir in the east of Moscow. He was treated by these doctors before Navalani went to jail. Doctors said that the problems of Navalni’s kidney and nervous system are telling that if the hunger strike continues, he may die.
End hunger strike to save lives: doctors
Doctors said that if Navalani wants to save her life, she should immediately end the hunger strike. Their demand is that the Russian government should also allow Navalni to see them. On the other hand, the Russian authorities have not yet commented on this. Navalani was taken to a jail hospital on Monday, where officials said her condition was satisfactory. The Prison Service told that Navalni is being checked up everyday and he has agreed to take vitamins.
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