Russia’s opposition leader Alexei Nawalni was “seriously ill” at the parole colony where he was detained and was recently transferred to a prison ward for treatment for respiratory disease, the report said on Tuesday.
Longtime critic Vladimir Putin, who has struggled with his health, said in a memo Monday that he had a cough and had a fever, 100.6F, the Guardian reported.
It was reported that Navalny was tested for COVID-19, but it was not clear if the results came back, or whether he tested positive.
However, many of the inmates from his ward had previously received treatment for tuberculosis.
The Moscow Court denied the appeal of Navalny.
Navalny̵7;s lawyer Olga Mikhailova told radio station Echo of Moscow, a member of Navalny’s legal team, visited him on Tuesday, and he “In a rather poor condition”
“He has lost a lot of weight and has a strong cough and temperature. [100.6F]Said Mikhailova.
“This man is seriously ill. It’s perfect outrage at IK-2. [prison] Put him in this condition “
Navalny, 44, is serving two and a half years in prison for embezzlement that human rights advocates call politically motivated and the result of a lawyer attack on Putin.
He was arrested in January after returning from Germany, where he was poisoned twice by Soviet-era spies.
Last week, Navalny announced a hunger strike when prison staff refused to allow him to see a private doctor to help treat pain and numbness in his back and legs that made it difficult for him to walk.
He used to describe the prison as “Real concentration camp”
On Tuesday, several supporters who went to prison to protest the lack of medical supervision were arrested by Russian police, including Anastasia Vasiliyeva, head of the Russian Medical Alliance and three other members. Group people
Journalists from CNN and Polish television station Belsat were also detained, The Guardian reported.
“We are here today to offer help,” Vasiliyeva told reporters before she was handcuffed. “There is no war here. Let’s deal with this problem like the people.”
Click here to get the FOX NEWS app.
Navalny’s wife Yulia published a letter on Tuesday from the prison guards explaining that her husband could not be sent to hospital because he did not have a passport.
She also claimed the guards taunted her husband by roasting chicken in front of him and handing out snacks to fellow inmates while Navalny was still starving.
To read more from The New York Post, click here.