Jailed Navalny losing sensation in hands, says lawyer

Top opposition figure Alexei Navalny Navalny, who is 189cm tall, weighed 93kg when he arrived at the penal colony last month. His lawyer says he now weights 80kg. – EPA pic, April 8, 2021.

THE health of Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny is deteriorating as he keeps up his hunger strike in prison, with a new numbness in his hands, his lawyers said yesterday.

Last Wednesday President Vladimir Putin’s most prominent opponent, who is serving two and a half years on embezzlement charges, launched a hunger strike to demand proper medical treatment for severe back pain and numbness in his legs.

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