Alexei Navalny, the opposition leader to Vladimir Putin, has been on a hunger strike since March 31 because he claimed that he wasn´t receiving proper medical attention in Pokrov´s penal.
This has drawn attention to Russia’s abusive prison system, causing indignation around the country. This caused protests increased.
Eleven politicians wrote a letter to President Putin saying that Navalny is his personal responsibility. They expressed that he cannot let him die in jail.
The letter from the eleven politicians including this demanding statement. “You, the President of the Russian Federation, personally bear responsibility for the life of Alexei Navalny on the territory of the Russian Federation, including in prison facilities – [you bear this responsibility] to Navalny himself, to his relatives, and to the whole world.”
According to The Kremlin, Navalny won´t to die in prison. Even so, it appears that the opposition leader could pass away any day with his body rapidly decreasing.
The United States and the European Union has released similar statements saying that Putin should give Navalny access to the healthcare he needs.