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Alexei Navalny announced he’s going on a hunger strike in a Russian prison until he’s able to see a doctor.
Navalny, a top critic of Russian President Vladimir Putin, is currently serving a two-and-a-half-year prison sentence for missing parole hearings while recovering from being poisoned with a Novichok nerve agent in Russia.
“The right to invite a specialist for examination and consultation exists for every convict. Even for me, despite the fact that I’m not guilty,” he said on Twitter. “That’s why I am urging that a doctor be allowed to see me, and until that happens, I am going on a hunger strike.”
In a more detailed Instagram post, Navalny said he has been experiencing pain in his back, and has lost sensitivity in parts of his right leg and most of his left leg.
It’s unclear what caused the pain he’s experiencing.
He said in the Instagram post that he asked…