Alexei Navalny ‘seriously ill’ in prison, moved to sick ward: report

Alexei Navalny ‘seriously ill’ in prison, moved to sick ward: report


Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny is “seriously ill” at the penal colony where he’s been locked up and was recently transferred to the prison’s sick ward to be treated for a respiratory illness, reports said Tuesday. 

The longtime Vladimir Putin critic, who’d already been struggling with his health, said in a Monday note that he was coughing and had a fever of 100.6F, the Guardian reported

Navalny has reportedly been tested for COVID-19 but it’s not clear if the results have come back or if he tested positive.

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However, several prisoners from his ward have previously been treated for tuberculosis, the oppositionist said. 

Olga Mikhailova, a lawyer for Navalny, told the Echo of Moscow radio station a member of Navalny’s legal team visited him on Tuesday and he was “in rather bad condition.” 

Navalny has described the prison as a “genuine concentration camp.”Sputnik via AP

“He has lost a lot of weight, plus he has a strong cough and

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