Navalny-Backed Doctors Detained Outside Russian Prison.

Six doctors backed by Russian opposition leader Alexey Navalny were detained, Tuesday, April 6, in front of the penal colony in Pokrov, where Navalny is imprisoned.
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READ MORE: Jailed Russian opposition politician Alexey Navalny has been moved to a prison hospital and tested for the coronavirus, Russian media reported. His hospitalization came Monday, just hours after he released a statement on social media in which he alleged a tuberculosis outbreak in the prison and complained of a heavy cough and high fever.

Concerns over Navalny’s health have returned to the spotlight after he announced last week he was starting a hunger strike to gain access to what he insists is urgently needed medical care as he serves out a 2½-year sentence in a Russian prison 100 kilometers from Moscow.

“I have a right to ask for a doctor and access to medication. Yet stupidly, I’m receiving neither,” Navalny wrote in a message released on his Instagram account announcing the hunger strike.

Navalny, 44, also shared a handwritten letter he sent to the prison administration describing acute pain in his back that had spread to his legs, causing a loss of sensation.
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