Jailed Kremlin Critic Losing Sensation In Hands: Lawyer

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Jailed Kremlin Critic Losing Sensation In Hands: Lawyer

Members of Navalny’s defence group mentioned he’s nonetheless refusing meals and was coughing. (File)

Moscow:

The well being of Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny is deteriorating as he retains up his starvation strike in jail, with a brand new numbness in his palms, his legal professionals mentioned Wednesday.

Final Wednesday President Vladimir Putin’s most outstanding opponent, who’s serving two and a half years on embezzlement fees, launched a starvation strike to demand correct medical remedy for extreme again ache and numbness in his legs.

Members of Navalny’s defence group, who visited him in his penal colony within the city of Pokrov 100 kilometres (60 miles) east of Moscow on Wednesday, mentioned he’s nonetheless refusing meals and was coughing.

“He seems unhealthy, he is not feeling nicely,” lawyer Olga Mikhailova instructed AFP, including Navalny now weighs “round 80” kilogrammes (176 kilos).

Navalny, who’s 189 centimetres (six toes two inches) tall, weighed 93 kilogrammes (205 kilos) when he arrived in his penal colony final month. 

“Nobody goes to deal with him,” Mikhailova added.

Navalny’s legal professionals and allies are demanding that he be transferred to a “regular” hospital however Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov has mentioned that Navalny isn’t entitled to any particular remedy.

One other member of the opposition politician’s group, Vadim Kobzev, mentioned that 44-year-old Navalny was shedding a kilogramme a day.

Taking to Twitter, Kobzev mentioned Navalny felt ache when he walked and was now additionally feeling a numbness in his palms along with again ache and a lack of sensation in his legs.

“It is clear that his sickness is getting worse,” Kobzev wrote.

Earlier this week, Navalny mentioned he had a cough and fever and that three members of his jail unit had been hospitalised with tuberculosis.

Navalny was arrested in January after coming back from Germany, the place he spent months recovering from a poisoning assault with Novichok nerve agent he blames on the Kremlin.

He’s serving a two-and-a-half yr sentence for breaching the parole phrases of a suspended sentence on previous fraud fees. 

Rights campaigners say the Pokrov penal colony is thought for its particularly harsh circumstances, and Navalny himself has referred to as it a “focus camp.”

(Apart from the headline, this story has not been edited by NDTV employees and is printed from a syndicated feed.)

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