POKROV, Russia – The rough medical treatment that Russia’s opposition leader Aleksei A.Navalny received in prison posed a serious risk to his health, his regular doctor told reporters on Tuesday. The doctors were subsequently arrested along with several reporters.
Nawalni, a notorious political opponent of President Vladimir V. Putin, is 44 and survived last summer’s poisoning with military spies, the Western government called the Kremlin. Attempted assassination, which denied any role.
In January, he returned to Russia voluntarily after receiving treatment in Germany. On arrival, he was arrested at the airport for a parole violation in connection with a suspended sentence since 2014.
In recent weeks, Mr Navalny has suffered back pain and leg numbness according to his social media account, which was posted under his name with information indicating a lawyer. Lawyers said in a recent interview they suspected these conditions could be persistent symptoms of poisoning or a result of a dislocated intervertebral disc.
Mr Navalny has been almost a week now in a hunger about what his social media accounts describe as prison staff failing to provide adequate medical care.
In addition, prison doctors said Monday that Nawalni showed signs of a respiratory disease. According to state media, they had him move into a hospital in the parole colony where he was sentenced to more than two years in prison for violating parole.
Mr Navalni’s temperature has risen to 100.5 degrees Fahrenheit and he has what he described on social media posting as a severe cough.
One obvious possibility is that the coronavirus – known to be easily spread in prisons – has yet to be diagnosed. Authorities have tested Navalny for the virus, the Izvestia newspaper reported.Navalny said in social media posts he suspected tuberculosis, a common contagious disease in Russian prisons.
His doctor, Anastasia Vasilyeva, told reporters Tuesday that she “had a huge problem with his health about what will happen tomorrow with his health.”
“I understand very clearly from his current condition that it could lead to very severe symptoms and possibly even death,” she said at a muddy road checkpoint outside the prison in Pokrov, just outside the prisons. Moscow went about 60 miles east after the guards denied her request to investigate Mr Navalny. “This is a crazy human rights violation.”
Denial to allow access is expected. Vasiliyeva, a leading medical organization in the political opposition of the Alliance of Doctors, appeared outside the prison with half a dozen fellow doctors to demonstrate the authorities’ refusal to grant access to care. expert
Their white robes fluttered in the icy wind, the doctors gathered in the desolate spots.
Penal Colony No. 2 in Vladimir is surrounded by frozen swamps. Doctors said they intend to hold regular protests in the visible area of the curling barbed wire of the prison walls until Nawalni receives appropriate treatment. Prison officials said they provided adequate supervision.
“We are not planning to give up,” said Vasiliyeva. “We will come tomorrow and the day after tomorrow until they agree to us and we can understand what happened to Aleksei.”
But after their actions on Tuesday, police detained Ms Vasiliyeva, a doctor and several journalists, including CNN correspondent Matthew Chance Chance, later released.
After chemical weapons poisoning, Mr Navalny was evacuated to Germany for treatment. The German government said it had discovered traces of Novichok, a novel nerve stimulant that can destroy touch and is known to have been produced only in Russia and earlier in the Soviet Union.
The poison was also used in an attempted assassination of two officers, Sergei Skripal, in Britain in 2018, according to the British government.
“There’s nothing difficult to understand here,” Ivan Tumanov, Mr. Navalny’s movement director in the Vladimir region, said in an interview on Tuesday about Mr Navalny’s worsening health. Died, so he did not allow the doctor to visit. “
Supporters say prison officials have taken little threatening methods. Nearby Nawalni, now in a state of hunger, are roasting chickens, Nawalni spokeswoman Kira Yarmysh said on Tuesday.
Mr. Navalny’s team suggested that the main concern right now is tuberculosis. While most are a recent threat in developed countries and can be treated in their normal form with antibiotics. But the disease is a killer still in Russian prisons.
A thin man without strength filling a tuberculosis patient. And the dire conditions have created a bizarre new species in the Russian colony, which has been a shock to health experts around the world for years.
Try to spend time in the hospital to avoid violence from other inmates.Sometimes inmates try to get sick by intentionally or prolong the illness by refusing to use antibiotics fully or by swapping out drugs.
Infectious disease experts say it is the spread of antibiotic-resistant forms of tuberculosis.
Navalny’s social media account said on Monday that three inmates in his military camp were hospitalized for tuberculosis.