Incarcerated Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny has been on a hunger strike for three weeks, criticizing the lack of medical care he has received while imprisoned. His doctor is now concerned that he will die soon.
Kira Yarmysh, Navalny’s spokesperson, said the 44-year-old politician is in poor health and has lost feeling in his arms and legs.
Navalny’s own doctors are unable to visit him due to the prison’s restrictions. The Kremlin and jail officials have maintained that he is receiving proper treatment.
Navalny was apprehended in January after returning from Germany, where he had been suffering from a lethal poisoning last summer, which he blamed on Putin.
The detention of the Navalny sparked a series of major anti-Putin demonstrations across Russia, resulting in the detention of thousands of protesters.
Last month, the Biden administration imposed new sanctions on senior Russian officials in response to Navalny’s poisoning.