Thousands protest in Russia in support of Putin critic Alexei Navalny in hunger strike and unhealthy prison

Alexei Navalny Prison

Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny attends a hearing on February 20, 2021 in Moscow, Russia, to consider an appeal against a previous court decision to change a suspended sentence to an actual sentence. I will. Maxim Shemetov / Reuters

  • Thousands of Russians are protesting in support of Alexei Navalny’s release from prison.

  • Hundreds of protesters have been detained, according to Sky News.

  • Navalny says his health is deteriorating in prison and looks like a “skeleton.”

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Thousands of protesters across Russia went out to the streets on Wednesday to demand the release of opposition figure Alexei Navalny. According to Sky News, Hundreds of protesters were detained.

Navalny is on a week-long hunger strike in jail Seeking access to his own doctor, Claims that his health is deteriorating rapidly.

Putin’s most prominent critic, Navalny, was poisoned in August 2020. The agent was probably Novichok. According to reports. Navalny’s team claims Putin was behind the incident.

After recovering in Germany after the addiction, Navalny returned to Russia and was charged with violating the fraudulent sentence in 2014 and sentenced to two and a half years in prison.

Wednesday’s protests have followed several previous protests in support of Navalny since his detention in January, and today’s actions are consistent with President Vladimirputin’s annual television speech.

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