Navalny taken to hospital as fears for his life grow
20 April, 2021, 12:25
Navalny began a hunger strike to protest the refusal to let his doctors visit when he began experiencing severe back pain and a loss of feeling in his legs.
Russia's prison service said Navalny, 44, was in a "satisfactory" state and he was being given "vitamin therapy" with his consent.
Mr Navalny's doctor Yaroslav Ashikhmin said on Saturday that test results he received from Mr Navalny's family show him with sharply elevated levels of potassium, which can bring on cardiac arrest, and heightened creatinine levels that indicate impaired kidneys.
Mr. Navalny, 44, was arrested in Russian Federation in January after returning from treatment in Germany for a near-fatal nerve agent poisoning he says was carried out by Moscow - accusations denied by Mr. Putin's administration.
Maas also demanded that Russian authorities give Navalny swift access to proper medical care.
Navalny, an anti-corruption campaigner who has catalogued the vast wealth accumulated by senior Russian officials he brands "swindlers and thieves", is serving a 2-1/2 year sentence on old embezzlement charges he calls trumped up. The ruling prompted worldwide outrage.
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Lithuania's Foreign Minister Gabrielius Landsbergis pushed further, saying the bloc should prepare "a humanitarian mission" to fly him out of Russian Federation for treatment.
The Interior Ministry in a statement urged Russians not to take part in unauthorized rallies, citing coronavirus risks and alleging that some "destructive-minded" participants might provoke unrest. Russian Federation says he has been treated well and is exaggerating illness to gain attention. In the past, security forces have violently broken up demonstrations.
Alexei Navalny's team has called on supporters to take to the streets on Wednesday.
Human rights advocates say if that happens, both the foundation and the regional offices would be outlawed, paralyzing their operations, and those who work for either could be prosecuted.
For now, several Navalny allies have dismissed as insufficient the move to move him to the prison hospital.
Dr. Anastasia Vasilyeva, head of the Navalny-backed Alliance of Doctors union and also the politician's personal physician, noted that it was "not a hospital where a diagnosis can be determined and treatment [can be] prescribed for his ailments", but rather "a prison where tuberculosis is being treated".
On Tuesday morning the team was once again barred from seeing him, but was told to try again later in the day.
Once Mr. Navalny was in prison, the guards tormented him, waking him loudly every hour through the night so he could not sleep. Navalny is now on a hunger strike inside the jail.
Earlier, his French counterpart Jean-Yves Le Drian also said the bloc was watching Navalny's situation closely, as he warned of possible further sanctions against Russian Federation.
"He has been tortured by Vladimir Putin and they will not let him get access to any medical care, people are asking what they can do", McCain said.
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