Imprisoned Kremlin Critiche is suffering greatly, his lawyer said Thursday after visiting him in prison, adding that allies feared for his life.
“He suffers from severe back pain and pain in his right leg,” lawyer Olga Mikhailova told Dozhd television. “They all fear for their life and their health.”
Earlier this month,to a prison about 90 miles outside of Moscow and placed in an isolation cell, his lawyer Vadim Kobzev told CBS News.
Navalny was arrested on January 17 immediately after his return to Moscow from Germany, where he spent five months recovering from a Soviet-era nerve agent poisoning. His arrest sparked weeks of massive protests, with thousands of demonstrations on the streets of Russian cities, including the capital, where large crowds gathered in front of the detention center where he had been detained until last week.
Thousands of people were arrested amid fierce clashes with riot police.
Navalny was sentenced to two and a half years in prison last month for violating the terms of a previous suspended sentence. He has always dismissed all charges against him for political reasons.
Earlier this month, the Biden administration announced that it wason seven senior Russian government officials in response to Navalny’s poisoning and arrest.
Alexandra Odynova contributed to this report.