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Navalny Says He Will End Hunger Strike

23 Apr 2021, 22:15 GMT+10

Jailed Russian opposition politician Navalny says he will end his hunger strike over his medical treatment in prison after twice seeing civilian doctors.

The Kremlin critic, who began his hunger strike on March 31, confirmed in an Instagram post that his health is ailing and that he continues to demand that he be examined by his personal doctors.

'Doctors, whom I fully trust, yesterday issued a statement saying that you and I had achieved enough to stop my hunger strike,' he said in the post, referring to a statement published on the Mediazona website on April 22 by his doctors.

'To tell you sincerely, their words, saying that the tests show that 'in a short time there will be no one to treat'... seem worth paying attention to,' he added.

The 44-year-old said it will take 24 days to gradually return to a normal eating routine.

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