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World Alexei Navalny calls himself a 'skeleton' in post-hunger strike court appearance

10:10  30 april  2021
10:10  30 april  2021 Source:   washingtonexaminer.com

Doctors urge Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny to end his hunger strike immediately or risk death

  Doctors urge Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny to end his hunger strike immediately or risk death Kremlin critic Navalny has been on a hunger strike since March 31, and has been denied access to doctors.On Thursday, the BBC reported that five of Navalny's doctors warned that Navalny could die if the hunger strike continues any longer. He started his hunger strike on March 31 and has persisted for 23 days.

A judge in Moscow upheld a defamation conviction Thursday against jailed Kremlin critic Alexey Navalny , who joined a court hearing via videolink, in his first public appearance since he went on hunger strike .

Alexei Navalny has made his first public appearance since holding a 24-day hunger strike , appearing gaunt but spirited during a courtroom appeal against a defamation conviction that he has called politically motivated. A photograph released by the court showed Navalny , appearing by video link On Thursday, Navalny and two aides, Leonid Volkov and Ivan Zhdanov, were named suspects in a criminal case into opening a non-governmental organisation alleged to endanger citizens and their rights, a charge that carries a fine or up to four years in prison. Zhdanov called the charges, which are

Imprisoned Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny made an appearance in a Moscow court Thursday, his first since the dissident ended a hunger strike undertaken in demand of better medical care in prison.

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Navalny appeared virtually at his appeal after being convicted in February on defamation charges for insulting a Russian World War II veteran. A judge upheld the defamation conviction in the hearing, which Navalny used to speak about his condition following the strike and to criticize the Russian government.

“I am just a horrible skeleton,” Navalny told the court where his wife, Yulia, was present, according to CBS News.

Russian opposition leader Navalny ends hunger strike

  Russian opposition leader Navalny ends hunger strike Russian opposition leader Alexey Navalny says he's ending his hunger strike. Navalny, known as the Kremlin's fiercest critic, declared the hunger strike at the end of March to demand that authorities allow his own doctors to treat him for severe back pain caused by two herniated discs. Since last weekend, Navalny's allies have warned that his health was seriously deteriorating and this week thousands of people joined protests across Russia after his team warned he could be days from death.

Moscow — Jailed Russian opposition leader Alexey Navalny appeared in court on Thursday for the first time in months, and he looked worse for the wear. "I am just a horrible skeleton ," the shaven-headed Navalny , appearing gaunt on the screen, told the court in which his wife Yulia sat on Thursday. He said his weight had fallen to around 159 pounds, noting he hadn't been that light since around the seventh grade. Navalny said he'd requested some carrots and apples from the prison to help him recover from his hunger strike , but hadn't received any.

Images show Navalny appear in court virtually after hunger strike . Moscow (CNN) A judge in Moscow upheld a defamation conviction Thursday against jailed Kremlin critic Alexey Navalny , who joined a court hearing via videolink, in his first public appearance since he went on hunger strike . The visibly gaunt Navalny used the platform to launch a broadside against President Vladimir Putin and his government, likening him to the foolish "naked king" from "The Emperor's New Clothes" children's tale and calling the judge and prosecutors "traitors."

His weight was down to 159 pounds, and he hadn’t been that size since around the seventh grade, he added.

ALEXEI NAVALNY TO END HUNGER STRIKE

Navalny had requested carrots and apples from the prison to help him recover from his hunger strike but wasn't given them, he reportedly said.

Navalny began the hunger strike in March, saying his complaints of acute back and thigh pain were ignored by prison officers.

“I really need a doctor. Every convict has the right (by law) to invite a specialist to examine and consult him,” Navalny wrote in the letter to the prison’s governor.

Navalny also took on Russian President Vladimir Putin and other officials during the hearing Thursday, apparently employing the folktale The Emperor’s New Clothes to take shots at the Kremlin and called the prosecutors and the judge “traitors,” CNN reported.

October 2020: Alexey Navalny describes being poisoned

  October 2020: Alexey Navalny describes being poisoned In a report that originally aired last October, the Russian opposition leader tells Lesley Stahl about what he went through after falling ill on an airplane in August 2020 and why he won't let it stop him from the work he's doing against Russian President Vladimir Putin.Last month, President Biden announced new sanctions against Russia for incarcerating Navalny, who has become an international symbol of freedom in an increasingly autocratic country.

search for "text" in self post contents. self :yes (or self :no). include (or exclude) self posts . Not to discount their deaths but being poisoned after leaving russia is not the same as returning to russia, almost dying from a hunger strike , and still calling out putin louder than ever. There's a reason people remember those who willingly put themselves on the line. Bobby Sands is a good comparison, though (even though she was terrible) thatcher wasn't nearly as bad as putin.

Imprisoned Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny made an appearance in a Moscow court Thursday, his first since the dissident ended a hunger strike undertaken in demand of better medical care in prison. Navalny appeared virtually at his appeal after being convicted in February on defamation charges for insulting a Russian World War II veteran. A judge upheld the defamation conviction in the hearing, which Navalny used to speak about his condition following the strike and to criticize the Russian government. “I am just a horrible skeleton ,” Navalny told the court where his

“I’d like to say, my dear court, that your king is naked. Already, millions of people are screaming about it because it is so obvious," Navalny said.

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In January, Navalny was arrested after returning to Russia from Germany, where he was receiving treatment for nerve agent poisoning, for which the State Department blamed the Russian government. Navalny was sentenced to 2.5 years in prison for violating the terms of his parole.

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