lastminute newsNavalny says 'continuing hunger strike' despite high temperature, bad cough SonDakika-Haberleri.Net
Jailed Russian opposition leader Alexey Navalny is continuing his hunger strike despite a high temperature and a bad cough, according to a post shared by his team on his official Instagram account.
According to CNN, the Russian opposition leader went on a hunger strike last week to protest against prison officials' refusal to grant him access to proper medical care. He had been suffering from acute back pain that had affected his ability to walk and his condition was being exacerbated by alleged "torture by sleep deprivation," one of his lawyers said last month.
Navalny said that the prison didn't have the sustenance and nutrients required to keep inmates healthy, adding his temperature was recorded as 38.1 degrees Celsius (100.6 Fahrenheit) and that he had a severe cough.
Navalny's lawyer Vadim Kobzev told CNN on Wednesday that the Kremlin said on Tuesday that he will not receive any special conditions or treatment during his time in prison.