Their white robes flapping in an icy wind, the docs milled about within the desolate spot.
The jail, Penal Colony No. 2 within the Vladimir Region about 60 miles east of Moscow, is surrounded by a frozen swamp. The docs stated they supposed to carry a daily protest on the website, inside view of the coiled barbed wire of the jail wall, till Mr. Navalny receives correct therapy. The jail authorities say they supply sufficient care.
“We don’t plan to stand down,” Ms. Vasilyeva stated. “We will come tomorrow, and the day after tomorrow, until they let us in and we can understand what is happening with Aleksei.”
But after their motion Tuesday, the police detained Ms. Vasilyeva, a number of different docs, and journalists together with a correspondent for CNN, Matthew Chance.
After the chemical weapon poisoning, Mr. Navalny was evacuated to Germany for therapy. The German authorities stated it had found traces of Novichok, an unique nerve agent that may be deadly to the contact and is understood to have been manufactured solely in Russia and beforehand within the Soviet Union. The poison was additionally used within the 2018 tried assassination of a double agent, Sergei Skripal, in Britain, in keeping with the British authorities.
“There is nothing difficult to understand here,” Ivan Tumanov, the director of Mr. Navalny’s motion within the Vladimir Region, stated in an interview on Tuesday of Mr. Navalny’s worsening well being. “Putin wants Navalny dead, so he isn’t allowing doctors to visit.”
Supporters say the jail authorities have additionally resorted to petty harassment. Nearby Mr. Navalny, who’s now nicely right into a starvation strike, they’ve been grilling rooster, Kira Yarmysh, Mr. Navalny’s spokeswoman stated on Tuesday.