Kremlin critic Alexey Navalny recovered from a near-fatal poisoning attack last year only to again be on the brink of death while on hunger strike in a Russian prison in a bid to access medical care for his other ailments.
Thousands of supporters of opposition leader Alexey Navalny hit the streets of Moscow and other cities to protest his detention as President Putin vows "quick and tough" Russian response for its foes.
Sentenced to two and a half years in prison for embezzlement, Navalny has been on a hunger strike to demand medical treatment for back pain and numbness in his hands and legs.
Navalny's right-hand man Leonid Volkov says a massive rally is planned on Wednesday evening "not just about Kremlin critic's freedom, but his life" after his doctors said he could die any minute as his health deteriorates rapidly in prison.
Alexey Navalny says he is taking legal action against Russian prison authorities because “they won’t give me my Quran. And it’s infuriating”. The Kremlin critic says he intended to study the book while serving time.
Kremlin critic Alexey Navalny’s Twitter account, used by his allies to provide updates, says he has been discharged from the prison’s medical facility as he continues his hunger strike, which caused him to shed 8 kg.
The 44-year-old politician Alexey Navalny has a bad cough and a temperature at 38.1 degrees Celsius, but will carry on his hunger strike, demanding proper treatment for his acute back and leg pain.
State telecommunications watchdog Roskomnadzor gives Twitter an extra month to remove "illegal content" or face a complete blockage in Russia.
Alexey Navalny says he wants the prison holding him outside Moscow to provide him with proper medical care.
Navalny, who is considered a flight risk by authorities, said he is woken eight times per night by guards announcing to a recording camera that he is still in his cell.
The measures are part of a package of human rights sanctions targeting a dozen individuals from Myanmar, China, Russia, North Korea, Eritrea, South Sudan and Libya.
A 15-page American intelligence report has added heft to longstanding allegations that some of Donald Trump’s top lieutenants were playing into Moscow’s hands.
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