Navalny says he is persevering with starvation strike regardless of a excessive temperature and dangerous cough
Navalny went on starvation strike final week to protest in opposition to jail officers’ refusal to grant him entry to correct medical care. He had been affected by acute again ache that had affected his skill to stroll and his situation was being exacerbated by alleged “torture by sleep deprivation,” one among his legal professionals mentioned final month.
Navalny mentioned the jail did not have the sustenance and vitamins required to maintain inmates wholesome, including his temperature was recorded as 38.1 levels Celsius (100.6 Fahrenheit) and that he had a extreme cough.
The Kremlin mentioned Tuesday that Navalny won’t obtain any particular circumstances or therapy throughout his time in jail. He has been examined for Covid-19 and the result’s adverse, Navalny’s lawyer Vadim Kobzev advised CNN on Wednesday.
Within the submit on Monday, Navalny additionally mentioned there was a tuberculosis outbreak amongst his cellmates, with three out of the group’s 15 prisoners just lately hospitalized with the illness.
“And what? Do you assume there’s a state of emergency, ambulance sirens are blaring? No-one cares, the bosses are nervous solely about how one can cover the statistics,” Navalny mentioned within the submit.
Russian newspaper Izvestia on Monday quoted the Russian jail providers (FSIN) as saying that Navalny has been moved to a “medical unit with acute respiratory infections” and that he has been examined for coronavirus. FSIN haven’t responded to a request for remark from CNN.
Peskov mentioned Navalny’s therapy was a matter for the jail providers and that he wouldn’t get any particular therapy.
“All the mandatory actions are carried on the market. And naturally, there may be no discuss of any particular circumstances for one of many convicts. There are particular guidelines, together with guidelines for the therapy of prisoners who’re sick. Due to this fact, if we’re actually speaking a few illness, then therapy shall be offered on the prescribed degree,” the Kremlin spokesman mentioned throughout a convention name with journalists on Tuesday.
‘Virtually exemplary’ penal colony
Within the submit shared on Monday, Navalny additionally criticized Russian state media’s latest protection of circumstances contained in the penal colony.
Final week, a movie crew from Russia’s state-controlled TV community RT visited the jail with Maria Butina, a Russian gun-rights enthusiast-turned TV character who now works for the community. The report mentioned the jail was “virtually exemplary.”
Butina was convicted of conspiring to behave as an agent for a overseas state in the US and served greater than 15 months behind bars in Florida. She pleaded responsible of making an attempt to infiltrate conservative political circles and promote Russian pursuits earlier than and after the 2016 presidential election.
Navalny pushed again in opposition to RT’s evaluation of the circumstances.
“That is what our ‘very best, exemplary colony’ seems to be like. Any prisoner prays to God to not get right here, however inside there are unsanitary circumstances, tuberculosis, lack of medicines. Trying on the terrible plates, by which they put our gruel, I’m usually shocked that there is no such thing as a Ebola virus right here but,” Navalny mentioned within the Instagram submit on Monday.
“I’ve a legally assured proper to ask a specialist physician at my very own expense. I can’t give it up, jail medical doctors may be trusted simply as a lot as state TV,” he added.
CNN’s Darya Tarasova contributed reporting.