© Reuters. FILE PHOTO: Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny testifies to consider an appeal against the court’s previous decision to change his probation to a real prison term
MOSCOW (Reuters) – An ally of jailed Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny said there was no hope of getting good news about the health of the hunger opposition politician on Monday.
Navalny, a prominent rival of Russian President Vladimir Putin, started rejecting food on March 31 in protest against what he said the prison management refused to provide him with adequate medical care because acute leg and back pain.
Speaking to Ekho Moskvy radio station, Lyubov Sobol said Navalny’s allies hope to receive information on his health by the end of the day.
Navalny allies announced plans for what they hope will be the biggest rally in modern Russian history on Wednesday as Washington warned Russia would pay the price if he died in jail from a hunger strike. .
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