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Jailed Kremlin Critic Alexei Navalny Declares a Hunger Strike

File photo of Alexei Navalny. (Image: Associated Press)

File photo of Alexei Navalny. (Image: Associated Press)

Navalny has declared a hunger strike in order to persuade the prison in Russia holding him to provide him with proper medical care.

Jailed Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny has declared a hunger strike in order to persuade the prison in Russia holding him to provide him with proper medical care, according to a post on his Instagram account on Wednesday.

“I have declared a hunger strike demanding that the law be upheld and a doctor of my choice allowed to visit me,” Navalny said in the post, which was published via his lawyers.

first published:March 31, 2021, 21:18 IST