Navalny doctor says Putin critic ‘might die anytime’

A doctor for the put behind bars Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny, who is in the 3rd week of a hunger strike, states that he could be on the edge of death.

Yaroslav Ashikhmin, a doctor, stated that test results he received from the 44-year-old’s household show that Mr Navalny has raised levels of potassium, which can cause heart attack, and heightened creatinine levels that indicate impaired kidneys.

” Our client might die at any moment,” he stated in a Facebook post.

Anastasia Vasilyeva, head of the Navalny-backed Alliance of Doctors, said on Twitter that “action need to be taken instantly”.

Mr Navalny is Russian president Vladimir Putin’s many visible and adamant opponent.

His personal physicians have actually not been enabled to see him in prison. He went on hunger strike to oppose the refusal to let them visit when he began experiencing serious neck and back pain and a loss of sensation in his legs.

Russia’s state jail service has actually stated that Mr Navalny is getting all the medical assistance he needs.

Mr Navalny was apprehended on 17 January when he returned to Russia from Germany, where he had spent 5 months recuperating from nerve-agent poisoning that he blames on the Kremlin.

Russian officials have actually denied any involvement and even questioned whether he was poisoned, which was verified by numerous European laboratories.

Asked about Mr Navalny’s intensifying condition, US president Joe Biden told reporters: “It’s absolutely unreasonable and completely unsuitable. On the basis of having the toxin and after that on an appetite strike.”

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Mr Navalny was ordered to serve two-and-a-half years in jail on the premises that his long healing in Germany broke a suspended sentence he had been given for a scams conviction in a case that he states was politically inspired.

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