Russian opposition leader Alexey Navalny is “gravely ill” The penal colony where it has been closed And was recently transferred to the jail’s ailing ward for treatment of respiratory disease, the report said on Tuesday.

Vladimir Putin has been a critic for a long time Was already struggling with his health, Monday’s note stated that he was coughing and had a fever of 100.6F, Parent reported.

Navalny has reportedly been tested for COVID-19 but it is unclear whether the results have returned or if he has tested positive.

However, many prisoners in his ward had previously been treated for tuberculosis, the opposition said.

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Oval Mikhailova, Navalny’s lawyer, told the Moscow radio station’s Echo that a member of Navalny’s legal team visited him on Tuesday and that he was “in a rather bad state.”

“He Has lost a lot of weight, plus they have a strong cough and a temperature [100.6F], “Mikhailova said.

“This man is seriously ill. It is complete displeasure that IK-2 [prison] Has delivered him in this condition. “

44-year-old Navalny is serving a two-and-a-half-year sentence on embezzlement, which human rights advocates have called a trumpet and Politically motivated And a result of the lawyer’s attacks on Putin.

He Was arrested after january Was returning from germany, Where he was poisoned twice with a Soviet-era nerve agent.

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Last week, Navalny announced a hunger strike when prison authorities refused to see a private doctor to help treat pain and numbness in his back and legs, making it difficult for him to walk.

He The prison has previously been described as a “real concentration camp”.

On Tuesday, several supporters who traveled to the prison to protest the lack of medical care were arrested by the Russian police, including Anastasia Vasilyeva, the head of the Russian Doctors’ Alliance and three other members of the group.

The Guardian reported that reporters from the Polish television station CNN and Belsat were also detained.

“We are coming here today to offer help,” Vasileeva told reporters before he cuffed. “There is no war here. We will solve this problem like people.”

Navalny’s wife Yuliya on Tuesday published a letter sent by the prison warden stating that her husband could not be sent to the hospital as he did not have his passport.

She The warden further claimed that her husband taunted her by feeding chicken in front of her, and handed sweets to fellow inmates, while Navalni maintained her hunger strike.

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