Jailed Kremlin critic Alexey Navalny announced that he is ending his 24 day-long hunger strike after he was warned of possible health risks by his doctors.
“I am starting the exit from hunger strike,” said Navalny in an Instagram post.
Navalny was arrested in January after returning to Russia and started refusing food on March 31 in a penal colony in Pokrov.
Even after ending his hunger strike, Navalny said he will continue to plead for his original demand, visits from doctors to examine the loss of sensation in his legs and arms.
“Thanks to the huge support of good people across the country and around the world, we have made huge progress. Two months ago, my requests for medical help were prompting smirks. I wasn’t given any medications…Thanks to you, now I have been examined by a Concilium of civilian doctors twice,” said Navalny.
Navalny also mentioned that he is ending his hunger strike because his supporters also started a hunger strike.
The process for ending the hunger strike is also expected to last 24 more days and would begin by feeding him porridge and juic
Before Navalny announced ending his hunger strike, he claimed that Russian prison guards were trying to end his hunger strike by potting candy in his pockets and frying chicken in front of him.
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