Current Condition Of Alexei Navalny In Question As Friends Say He Is In Danger
MOSCOW - The current condition of Russian opposition leader and anti-corruption activist, Alexei Navalny is currently in question, as he was quickly whisked away to a Russian prison hospital as his health began to rapidly decline due to his hunger strike.
As Navalny's health declined, stern threats of action from Europe and the west were issued if Navalny were not to survive his ordeal, putting pressure on the Kremlin to keep Navalny alive and well.
In 2020, before his imprisonment in a suspected hit by the Kremlin, Navalny had been poisoned with Novichok nerve agent according to toxicology reports and was hospitalized in Germany in serious condition. Navalny stated that the hit was ordered by Putin, but the Kremlin says there is no evidence that Navalny was poisoned at all.
After Navalny was moved to the prison hospital, Russia’s state penitentiary service, or FSIN stated that Navany's health was "satisfactory" and that he was being examined daily by doctors.
According to TIME magazine however, Vladimir Ashurkov, Director Of Navalny's Anti Corruption Foundation, or FBK told TIME that the hospital Navalny is in does not give an "adequate level of care for his condition" and those are in charge are not allowing independent doctors to examine Navalny.
Russian Democracy activist Kara-Murza said that the transfer is a trick to 'convince Russians that everything is ok', and stated that "The Putin regime is trying to kill him slowly, painfully and for the whole world to see. This echoes back to some of the most horrific pages in the history of the Soviet gulag and now the modern gulag under Putin"