An ambulance was called for Navalny due to increasing health concerns, the spokesman said.

Imprisoned Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny was suffering from stomach pains, forcing prison officials to call an ambulance to treat him, a spokesman said Thursday.

Mr Navalny, Russia’s most vocal critic of the Kremlin, is in prison. Penal Colony No. 2In the city of Pokrov, east of Moscow, he said he was often put in prison cells for such trivial acts. By washing his face ahead of schedule. He has been repeatedly complaining about the conditions in the prison and the lack of proper treatment.

Concerns about Mr Navalny’s health have grown in recent months, prompting unusual public pleas from groups. Russian lawyers, doctors and legislatorsThey used their full names and demanded better medical care, despite fears they could be prosecuted for protesting.

Mr Navalny’s spokeswoman, Kira Yarmish, said an ambulance had to be called early Saturday morning because he suffered acute abdominal pain.

“An ambulance was called by the staff of the criminal colony,” Ms. Yarmish said in response to written questions on Thursday. “We understand that the situation may be serious.

Since then, there has been no news about Mr Navalny’s condition, Mr Yarmish said, because it was “very difficult to meet him”. Mr Navalny communicates with the world through his lawyers.

as if A series of posts In a tweet on Tuesday, Ms Yarmish also said Mr Navalny had lost more than 17 pounds after spending more than 15 days in the punishment cell. After being released from his cell last week, Mr Navalny was sent to his cell on Monday, while Ms Yarmish – his 13th stint in a cell since his arrest in March last year.

In the year In January 2021, Mr. Navalny returned to Russia from Germany, where he was recovering from drug poisoning. A military-grade nerve agent. Since then, Mr Navalny has been sentenced twice in Russian courts – for a total of nine years – for violating his amnesty and defrauding supporters of donations. The sentence was seen as a politically motivated campaign to silence Mr Navalny after Russian security agents failed to poison him. The Kremlin has denied involvement in the poisoning.

Mr Navalny has become a prominent Russian opposition leader, exposing massive corruption and challenging Mr Putin and his United Russia party. In the year He received more than 600,000 votes in the 2013 Moscow mayoral election, sending the Kremlin-chosen candidate to a second round of elections and showing that the opposition has gained significant support, at least in the Russian capital.

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