Alexei Navalny: Jailed Putin critic needs ‘urgent medical assistance’, Germany says | World News

Germany has called on Russia to provide “immediate medical aid” to jailed opposition politician Alexei Navalny.

A German government spokesman said Mr. NavalnyHis condition is critical as he faces inhuman prison conditions and solitary confinement.

The German government was trying to help Mr Navalny but it was difficult because of that, the spokesman said. Russia’s war of aggression against Ukraine.

This comes after nearly 500 Russian doctors signed an open letter to the Russian president. Vladimir Putin urged him to stop prison officials from “abusing” Mr Navalny.

In the letter, the doctors expressed “grave concerns for Mr Navalny’s life and health” and said the Russian authorities’ “refusal” to provide him with essential drugs was putting his life at “direct risk”.

Earlier this week, Mr Navalny’s lawyer, Vadim Kobzeev, said he had come down with a cold, fever and a severe cough.

He said the doctors’ open letter had an effect, Mr Navalny was given antibiotics and his condition stopped deteriorating.

But in a later update, Mr Kozyev said “the drugs have not been handed over yet” and Mr Navalny was feeling like he was on day one.

Navalny ‘deliberately affected’

Mr Navalny’s allies say the Kremlin critic was held in a cramped prison cell for 15 days on December 31 – the 10th time he had been sent there in five months, at the wrong time. Like for alleged corruptions. Failing to button his prison uniform.

Posting on social media through his lawyers, Mr Navalny said the authorities had deliberately infected a sick man by keeping him as a “biological weapon”.

His allies said there was an outbreak of flu in the prison colony where he is being held.

His wife Yulia appealed to the prison authorities in an Instagram post, writing: “Are you human? Your parents and children are waiting for you when you come back from work.

“What’s going on in your head? How do you live, being happy that you’ve deliberately infected a man and you don’t treat him or give him any medicine?”

Alexey Navalny

Outspoken Kremlin critic

Mr Navalny has long been an outspoken critic of Mr Putin.

In March, he was Sentenced to nine years imprisonment After being found guilty of massive fraud and contempt of court.

He has called the Russian attack on Ukraine “stupid” and “based on lies”, while Appeal to fellow citizens to protest daily.

Mr Navalny was arrested in January 2021 after returning to Russia from Germany, where he was recovering from nerve agent poisoning.

He fell ill on the flight to Moscow and his condition deteriorated thereafter. It turned out that he had been poisoned with nochok. During the expedition’s tour of Siberia.



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