Navalny was sentenced earlier this year to 3.5 years in prison for violating the rules of a previous suspended embezzlement ruling. On March 31, he began a hunger strike in a prison outside Moscow, demanding appropriate care, among other things, for back problems.
He stopped his hunger strike after just over three weeks after his health had deteriorated sharply. Then Navalny himself said it looked like a “terrifying skeleton”.
But the prison administration is now claiming that the health of the regime’s critic is on the verge of recovery and is said to be eating “naturally”.
He weighed nearly 82 kilograms, I believe, Alexander Kalashnikov, head of the country’s prison service, told the state news agency TASS.
Ivan Zhdanov, head of the FBK Navalny Anti-Corruption Foundation, confirmed that the opposition leader’s health had improved.
His health is now somewhat normal. He tells Ekho Moskvy radio station that the recovery is definitely continuing.
The information about Navalny’s health comes just weeks before a Russian court decides whether his network of his regional campaign offices should be classified as an extremist organization. This would make it nearly impossible to operate in Russia.
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