Russian opponent Alexei Navalny is exceptionally weakened and poorly cared for in a hospital for inmates with tuberculosis, his lawyers have said.
Those demands are transferred to Moscow after visiting their client.
The Kremlin’s opponent, who went on a hunger strike three weeks ago, has been in the prison ward of a hospital in the city of Vladimir, northeast of Moscow, since Sunday evening. His relatives have been saying since the weekend that he could die at any moment.
“He is very weak; he has difficulty sitting and speaking,” one of his lawyers, Olga Mikhailova, told journalists. She stressed that he was “not receiving adequate medical attention” and demanded his immediate transfer to a “civilian hospital” in Moscow to “prevent his death”.
Several hours earlier, several doctors led by Anastasia Vassilieva, the 44-year-old opponent’s GP, had been sent to hospital without meeting Navalny.
The opponent’s supporters have called for demonstrating across Russia on Wednesday. They say protesters will take to the streets in at least 106 cities.