Supporters of jailed Russian dissident Alexei Navalny have said they anticipate what they hope will be the biggest street protests in modern Russian history next Wednesday due to deteriorating health of Navalny, who went on a hunger strike to protest his prison conditions, while America and the European Union warned Moscow of the consequences: he left Navalny to die in prison.
Supporters of the Russian opposition wrote, in a statement on the Navalny website, announcing their plans for protests across the country that “things are moving very quickly and very badly… We can no longer wait and postpone, because the situation extremist demands decisions. ” Read also Because they prevented him from reading the Koran… Russian dissident Navalny threatens to prosecute his jailers Navalny’s film on Putin’s mansion gets 100 million views Behind bars… Navalny calls for the liberation of Russia from its “thieving leaders “
Navalny, 44, a staunch opponent of President Putin, began his hunger strike on March 31 to protest the prison authorities’ refusal to provide him with adequate medical care after a double herniated disc, according to his lawyer.
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A medical union with links to the Russian opposition said yesterday, Saturday, his condition was critical in light of medical examinations which showed his kidneys could soon fail, which could lead to cardiac arrest, while the prison authorities claim to have provided Nafalni with adequate care. medical treatment, but refused and insisted that he take over. The treatment for him was chosen by a doctor outside the prison, which was refused by the prison administration.
Dasha, the daughter of Alexei Navalny, who studies at Stanford University in the United States, today called on Russian authorities on Twitter to allow a doctor chosen by her father to treat him in prison.
White House National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan told CNN today that the US administration has informed Russia there will be “consequences” if Navalny died in prison, and the European Union today expressed its “serious concern” about this information. Declaring that Navalny’s health is deteriorating in prison, the union called for his “immediate and unconditional release”.
European Union foreign policy coordinator Josep Boyle said in a statement that the Russian opposition case was on the agenda for a remote meeting of EU foreign ministers to be held tomorrow Monday. Publicity
Previously, French Foreign Minister Joe Yves Le Drian said the European Union was closely monitoring Navalny’s case, warning of the possibility of further sanctions being imposed on Russia.
On the other hand, Russian Ambassador to Britain Andrei Killin told the BBC that his country would not let Navalny die in prison, and the ambassador added that Navalny was “acting savage”.
Russian authorities arrested Navalny last January on his return to Russia after a convalescence he had spent in Germany, after being subjected to a process of poisoning, which he accused Moscow of being behind, which was denied by the Russian authorities, and Navalny was sentenced to two and a half years in prison for violating the conditions of his release. Parole is in an earlier corruption case and was imprisoned at Camp Pokrov, 100 km east of Moscow.