- Jailed Kremlin critic says his again agony is worsening
- Navalny says he is being injected with unidentified medication
Dec 26 (Reuters) – Jailed Russian opposition politician Alexei Navalny mentioned on Monday he was suffering worsening again suffering from long spells in solitary confinement that he mentioned were being portion of a deliberate method by the authorities to undermine his wellness.
In a post on Twitter, he also complained of staying injected with unfamiliar medications.
“See how the procedure is effective when you are not authorized to defeat up a individual, but your leadership purchased you to harm them terribly,” the Twitter write-up said.
“For case in point, I have a issue with my spine. It is crystal clear what one particular has to do to make the problem worse: maintain me motionless as considerably as achievable,” reported Navalny, 46, who is ready to post on social media by way of his legal professionals and allies.
“If you lock a particular person up in a punishment mobile, in which he can both stand or sit on an iron stool for 16 hrs a working day, right after a thirty day period in these types of circumstances even a healthier individual will unquestionably get back again pains. I have used the final 3 months like this. Naturally, my again hurts a ton.”
Navalny reported he experienced asked for a month and a 50 percent to see a medical doctor. When a doctor finally came, he said, she examined him for just 5 minutes and refused to convey to him her prognosis or what she was prescribing.
He explained he had then been offered injections. When he requested what they contained, he was instructed: “We inject what the doctor approved. Vitamin B, for instance.”
The injections are not assisting, he explained, “and in standard, I really feel a little uncomfortable being injected with an unfamiliar drug”.
Reuters asked for comment from the federal prisons assistance responsible for the penal colony east of Moscow the place Navalny is becoming held. There was no rapid reply.
The Twitter write-up involved photos from Navalny’s health-related information, which he stated experienced been produced to him a month soon after he requested to see them.
The hand-prepared sheets were really hard to decipher in the type in which they appeared on the internet. They involved a reference to “degenerative-dystrophic sickness of the backbone” and said he experienced frequently complained about soreness in his again and suitable hip, and of numbness in both equally ft. A person note claimed Navalny experienced declined a suggestion to talk with a psychiatrist.
Navalny is President Vladimir Putin’s most outspoken domestic critic and a trenchant opponent of the war in Ukraine.
He needed months of clinical procedure in Germany immediately after staying poisoned with a nerve agent for the duration of a journey to Siberia in 2020. The Kremlin denied trying to get rid of him.
He is now serving sentences totaling 11-1/2 years on fees which include fraud and contempt of courtroom. Navalny, his allies and Western governments and legal rights teams say he was the sufferer of trumped-up expenses made to silence him.
Reporting by Mark Trevelyan
Enhancing by Mark Heinrich
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