Russian prisoner Navalny’s health in precipitous decline

His physicians are being prevented from attending to him.


World News

April 20, 2021 - 10:41 AM

Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny stands inside a glass cell during a court hearing on Feb. 20, 2021. Photo by (KIRILL KUDRYAVTSEV/AFP via Getty Images/TNS)

MOSCOW (AP) — Several doctors were prevented today from seeing Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny in a prison hospital after his three-week hunger strike and prosecutors detailed a sweeping, new case against his organization.

Navalny was transferred Sunday from a penal colony east of Moscow to a hospital unit at a prison in Vladimir, a city 110 miles east of the capital after his lawyers and associates said his condition has dramatically worsened.

In a post on his Instagram account, Navalny described a grueling search that lasted for several hours before his transfer and wryly described his condition.

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