(Moscow) Russian opponent Alexei Navalny, imprisoned for two years, is sick and left “without care”, his lawyer Vadim Kobzev said on Tuesday, denouncing a “very strange” situation.

“Overnight from Friday to Saturday an ambulance was called to his cell due to a worsening stomach condition,” Mr. Kobzev tweeted about his client’s condition. .

He claimed that Mr. Navalny, 46, was suffering from “an unknown disease for which no one is treating him”.

“According to his medical records, in the last fortnight he has lost 8 kg,” he added, noting that the packages containing medicine that Mr. Navalny’s mother sent to his son “are sent back to him”. , without being able to receive them.

According to Mr Kobzev, his client is suffering from “fits” and he said he “can’t rule out” an attempt by the authorities to let the political opponent’s health “deteriorate, not abruptly, but gradually”.

“We will demand toxicological and radiological examinations,” he said.

At the start of the year, Alexei Navalny claimed to suffer from flu-like symptoms and to be deprived of satisfactory access to care. His supporters denounced an attempt by the Kremlin to “kill” him slowly.

Mr. Navalny, a pet peeve of Vladimir Putin and opponent of the military offensive in Ukraine, was arrested in Russia in January 2021, on his return to the country after suffering serious poisoning which he attributes to the Kremlin.

In March of the same year, he was sentenced to nine years in “hard” prison for charges of “fraud” which he considers fictitious.