Russian opposition activist Alexei Navalny at trial in Moscow on February 20.  Photo: AP.

Navalny stopped hunger strike – VnExpress


Russian opposition leader Navalny stopped a hunger strike after receiving medical attention and was warned if it could continue to be fatal.

“Thanks to the help of people all over Russia and around the world, I have had two medical check-ups by a team of civilian doctors. Two months ago, my requests for medical assistance meanwhile No response, “Russian opposition activist Alexei Navalny posted on Instagram on April 23, announcing that the hunger strike would stop from today.

Navalny added that he will continue to ask the Russian government to give doctors an examination to deal with the loss of sensation in the legs and arms. The activist had previously declared no medical treatment, but Russian officials insisted he had always been supported with health.

Russian opposition activist Alexei Navalny at trial in Moscow on February 20. Image: AP.

Nalvany on March 31 announced a hunger strike to demand the right to actively treat back pain and numbness in limbs. Navalny’s private doctor then asked Russian prison officials for permission to approach him as the opposition party leader’s health was deteriorating rapidly.

Russian officials announced on April 18 that Navalny had agreed to take a vitamin supplement as part of medical treatment and also referred him to a hospital dedicated to inmates.

UN human rights experts are calling on Moscow to allow Nalvany to be sent abroad for treatment because his life is “in grave danger”. The US meanwhile warned Russia would face “repercussions” so that if opposition leader Nalvany died in prison.

Navalny was arrested upon returning to Russia in February, after being treated in a German hospital. He is serving a 3.5-year prison sentence for violating the terms of the 2014 probationary sentence.

Ngoc Anh (According to the AP)

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