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Sat Apr 24, 2021, 08:33 PM

Russia's Navalny ends hunger strike in jail after winning visit from a doctor

Alexei Navalny, the jailed Russian opposition leader, said Friday that he is ending his hunger strike after doctors warned him that his life was in danger.

The announcement marks an end to a successful campaign to force the Russian authorities to allow him to see a civilian doctor.

Mr Navalny, who has been in custody since January, went on hunger strike more than three weeks ago after the prison administration refused to let him see civilian doctors.

The Kremlinís most formidable critic has complained about severe back pain and numbness in his legs which could be traced back to his near-fatal poisoning with the Novichok nerve agent last summer.


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