Alexey Navalny he lost eight kilograms of weight in prison, but his doctor is not allowed to meet him and continues to be subjected to torture. This is what he reports on Twitter a collaborator of the Russian opposition leader, the president’s main political rival Vladimir Putin. In recent days, Navalny announced the start of a hunger strike to oppose the conditions of imprisonment, denouncing the torture of sleep deprivation and the refusal of the authorities to let him meet his doctor while he reports worsening health problems.

L’European Union is concerned about reports that Alexei Navalny “is denied access to medical care and is subject to sleep deprivation”. He writes it in a tweet Nabila Massrali, the spokesperson for the EU High Representative for Foreign Policy, Josep Borrell. “This constitutes a violation of the obligations of the United Nations Convention against Torture and the European Convention for the Protection of Human Rights”, he adds.

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