The United States expressed concern about the deterioration of the health in prison of Russian opponent Alexei Navalny.


The Joe Biden government considers this imprisonment to be "politically motivated and grossly unjust." The dissident's environment, who has been on a hunger strike since March 31, reported that he has serious back problems, a paralyzed leg, fever, and cough.

The United States government was concerned on Wednesday about reports of a deterioration in the health of Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny in jail.

"We are concerned about reports that Mr. Navalny's health is declining," said White House press secretary Jen Psaki, adding that Washington considers the opponent's imprisonment to be "politically motivated and grossly unfair.".

According to his lawyer, Navalny, 44, he continues with a cough and fever, according to his lawyer, Olga Mijailova, on Wednesday after a visit to the center where he remains imprisoned.

As far as his health is concerned, he had a fever of 39 a day earlier, the total temperature remained at 38, and today it is between 37 and 37.2 degrees, according to the Russian news agency Sputnik, the lawyer, who also said that Navalny was still suffering from back and leg pain, said.

Of course, he is tired because he extends his hunger strike and only drinks water. Of course, the conditions are very difficult, but it is holding on", Mijailova added.

A group of doctors who had traveled to the prison where Navalny is, on a hunger strike for a few days to denounce their situation and demand to see an external doctor, warned on Tuesday that the authorities prevented them from accessing him, despite that his health has supposedly worsened in recent days. His environment had already advanced that the opponent has serious back problems, a paralyzed leg, fever, and cough.

"He looks bad and is not feeling well. No one has the intention of curing him," he told the AFP Mijailova agency, specifying that the opponent now weighs 80 kg, five less than when he started the hunger strike. In contrast, when he arrived at the prison camp in March, he weighed 93 kg.

Another of his lawyers, Vadim Kobzev, declared on Twitter that the opponent lost "a kilo every day" and felt pain when walking. He wrote The disease is clearly progressing in terms of sensation in the hands and feet.

Navalny's allies and relatives demand that he be transferred to a hospital.

The Kremlin, meanwhile, has denied any discriminatory treatment of Navalny. Presidential spokesman Dimitri Peskov told reporters, If it is a disease, appropriate treatment will be provided.

Navalny, who in August 2020 survived a poisoning for which he has blamed the government of Vladimir Putin, was arrested on his return to Moscow in January and forced to convicted in 2014 of fraud. Justice understood that he had violated the conditions of his probation.