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Alexei Navalny “seriously ill” on prison hunger strike as supporters arrested

BBC, 07 Apr 2021
Police in Russia have detained some supporters of the opposition politican Alexei Navalny, outside the prison where he is serving a jail sentence.

His supporters are demanding that he receive proper medical treatment. Mr Navalny, who is on hunger strike, is said by his lawyer to be seriously ill. But the Kremlin has said he will get “no special treatment”.

Huw Edwards presents BBC News at Ten reporting by Sarah Rainsford from the town of Pokrov, where Mr Navalny is detained.

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