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Navalny says he's continuing hunger strike despite a high temperature and bad cough

April 6, 2021. Summarized by summa-bot.

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MOSCOW, RUSSIA - FEBRUARY 20, 2021: Russian opposition activist Alexei Navalny during an offsite hearing of the Moscow City Court into his appeal against the court ruling to convert his suspended sentence of three and a half years in the Yves Rocher case into a real jail term, at the Babushkinsky District Court. Vladimir Gerdo/TASS (Photo by Vladimir Gerdo\TASS via Getty Images)

Jailed Russian opposition leader Alexey Navalny is continuing his hunger strike despite having a high temperature and a bad cough, according to a post shared by his team on his official Instagram account.

Moscow (CNN)Jailed Russian opposition leader Alexey Navalny is continuing his hunger strike despite having a high temperature and a bad cough, according to a post shared by his team on his official Instagram account.

Navalny went on hunger strike last week to protest against prison officials' refusal to grant him access to proper medical care.

Navalny said the prison didn't have the sustenance and nutrients required to keep inmates healthy, adding his temperature was recorded as 38. 1 degrees Celsius (100. 6 Fahrenheit) and that he had a severe cough.

In the post on Monday, Navalny also said there was a tuberculosis outbreak amongst his cellmates, with three out of the group's 15 prisoners recently hospitalized with the disease.

No-one cares, the bosses are worried only about how to hide the statistics," Navalny said in the post.

A prominent opposition-linked doctors' union, Doctors' Alliance, scheduled a protest in support of Navalny on Tuesday outside the penal colony No. 2 in Pokrov, where the Kremlin critic is being held.

The group is run by an ally of Navalny who said the protesters will demand proper medical attention for the opposition figure.

In the post shared on Monday, Navalny also criticized Russian state media's recent coverage of conditions inside the penal colony.

Last week, a film crew from Russia's state-controlled TV network RT visited the prison with Maria Butina, a Russian gun-rights enthusiast-turned TV personality who now works for the network.

The report said the prison was "practically exemplary. "

Looking at the awful plates, in which they put our gruel, I am generally surprised that there is no Ebola virus here yet," Navalny said in the Instagram post on Monday.

I will not give it up, prison doctors can be trusted just as much as state TV," he added.

A Moscow court took into account the 11 months Navalny had already spent under house arrest as part of the decision and replaced the remainder of the suspended sentence with a prison term last month.

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