Jailed Kremlin critic Navalny asks for painkiller injections – public commission


Jailed Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny requested for assist from a public commission to get entry to painkiller injections for extreme ache in his leg, the pinnacle of the commission stated in an announcement, printed on Saturday night time. Navalny was jailed final month for two and a half years on costs he referred to as politically motivated.

He was arrested as he returned to Russia from Germany in January, the place he had been recovering from what docs stated was a nerve agent poisoning. The 44-year outdated opposition politician has stated in an announcement that his request for therapy by a civilian physician had been rejected and that he was being woken up by a guard each hour throughout the night time in a deliberate try and undermine his well being.

common view reveals a gate of Penal Colony No 2, the place opposition chief Alexei Navalny is serving jail time period, within the city of Pokrov, Russia February 28, 2021. (REUTERS/Tatyana Makeyeva/File Photo)

Members of an area Public Monitoring Commission, a semi-official physique with entry to Russian prisons, visited Navalny in his penal colony 100 km (60 miles) east of Moscow on Friday.

“From a conversation (with Navalny) we learned that he feels pain in his leg and he asked for help in getting injections of Diclofenac to reduce pain. He is still able to walk,” stated Vyacheslav Kulikov, the pinnacle of the commission, in a web based assertion.

A spokeswoman for a regional division of Russia’s jail authority declined any quick remark.Diclofenac is a medication that reduces irritation and ache and is used to deal with issues with joints, muscular tissues and bones, info on Britain’s National Health Service web site stated. Navalny has stated that his solely therapy was two Ibuprofen tablets per day and his analysis was unclear. The commission didn’t say if Navalny acquired the painkiller injections he requested for.

“We… made sure that his request had been recorded officially,” Kulikov stated.Navalny’s lawyer Vadim Kobzev, who visited the politician the day earlier than the public displays, stated he was not conscious of his request for the painkiller injection.


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