Imprisoned Russian dissident Alexei Navalnya prominent critic of the president Vladimir Putinmay have been slowly poisoned in prison.
what happened: a spokesperson for Navalny said he had severe stomach pains in prison and “cannot rule out the idea that he has been poisoned,” according to Reuters.
Kira Yamishhis spokesman said, on Friday night, an ambulance was called to the maximum security IK-6 penal colony in Melekhovo, about 250 kilometers east of Moscow, where he is being held.
Navalny spokesperson Yarmysh said the opposition leader is unable to eat because the food provided by the prison is aggravating his pain and has been barred from buying food from outside since Monday. rice field.
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According to the Yarmysh, Navalny was not allowed to receive food packages or purchase food from the prison store and did not eat anything because the food provided by the prison worsened his stomach pains. I’m refraining from doing that.
“He’s not in great health,” Yarmish said, adding, “I can’t rule out the idea that he’s being poisoned. He may have been dosed, but he will suffer and his health will suffer.”
A spokeswoman said there was no conclusive evidence for the poisoning theory, but Nawarinui had never experienced such stomach pains before.
Navalny, a veteran opponent of Putin’s war in Ukraine, is serving a total of more than 11 years in prison for fraud, contempt of court, and parole violations after being sentenced in March.