Alexei Navalny: Russian Opposition Chief Taken to Prison Hospital After Falling Sick

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The Russian Government has moved Alexei Navalny to Prison Hospital after he fell sick while serving his sentence.

President Putin’s anti-corruption critic reportedly became sick while in prison. Consequently, the government had ordered an emergency medical intervention and reports revealed that his condition is improving.

According to reports, the Russian opposition leader has been on a hunger strike for not less than 20 days. He was allegedly complaining of improper care against him at Pokrov Penal Colony, where he is currently serving his terms.

Alexei’s hunger strike

Alexei began the hunger strike on March 31 this year amid cancellation to see his team of medics, who have been fighting for his health. However, the doctors recently said his blood test results indicated he could suffer kidney failure. This, according to reports, could lead to cardiac arrest at any moment.

Pokrov Penal Colony is 1000 kilometres away from the East of the Russian Capital, Moscow.

Good news from FSIN Pokrov Prison Services revealed that Alexei had agreed to take vitamins to boost his immune system. But, this happened after medical doctors reportedly monitored his situation daily.

However, Navalny survived narrowly after a Nerve agent poisoned him in August last year at German Airport. This happened on his way to Moscow.

Further, his situation worsened after doctors concluded that he could die the following day if no one attended to him. This came after he was diagnosed with acute leg numbness and back pain.

Putin Administration

Nevertheless, a tug of war seems to draw closer among the US and other countries, including Germany, France, and the UK, warning President Putin administration that it would face dire consequences if the 44-year-old opposition chief dies in detention.

Also, the European Union came to Alexei’s rescue and ordered his release after his imprisonment in February this year. According to reports, he has some embezzlement allegations. However, he denied the allegations, claiming they were political.

Meanwhile, political analysts across the globe are calling for Alexei’s release. Further, they are calling on the European Union to chip in and solve the wrangles. However, the European Court of Human Rights found violations of Alexei’s rights and appealed to the Russian Government for his release.

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