Navalny’s team calls for protest in reports of health problems


Moscow (AP) —Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny activists imprisoned on Sunday after reportedly suffering severe deterioration in Navalny’s health during a hunger strike Called for a large-scale protest.

Navalny’s top strategist, Leonid Volkov, said the demonstration was called on Wednesday’s sudden notice. … I don’t know how long he can last. But it’s clear that we don’t have the time. “

President Alexei Navalny, 44, the most prominent and relentless critic of President Vladimirputin, started a hunger strike more than three weeks ago, and prison officials consulted a private doctor to diagnose severe back pain and loss. I protested that I refused to get it. Feeling of his feet; Russian prisons say he is well cared for.

On Saturday, doctors said the test results received from Navalny’s family showed a sharp rise in potassium that could lead to signs of cardiac arrest and renal failure.

“Our patients can die at any time,” said doctor Yaroslav Ashikhmin.

There was no immediate comment from police or government officials on the protest call, but the reaction is likely to be harsh. Police arrested more than 10,000 people during a national protest in January calling for the release of Navalny.

Wednesday’s protests seek a place that symbolically resonates: Moscow’s Manez Square, just outside the Kremlin’s wall, and St. Petersburg’s vast Palace Square.

Navalny was arrested on January 17 when he returned from Germany to Russia. There, he recovered for five months from a Soviet nerve agent poisoning that accused the Kremlin. Russian officials denied involvement and even questioned whether Navalny was poisoned. This has been confirmed by several European laboratories.

Navalny was sentenced to two and a half years in prison for violating a suspended sentence on conviction of fraud when his long recovery in Germany said Navalny was a political motive. It was.

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