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NAVALNY BROUGHT TO HOSPITAL AMID HEALTH FEARS

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Russian opposition politician Alexei Navalny was transferre­d on Monday to a hospital in a penal colony in Vladimir, 190 km east of Moscow, after nearly three weeks on hunger strike, the federal penitentia­ry service said.

A lawyer for Navalny said that his health had deteriorat­ed and the situation was “only getting worse.”

Alexei Liptser told Reuters after visiting Navalny that he had again been denied a doctor of his choice and was determined to continue his hunger strike. White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki said what happens to Navalny in Russia’s custody is the responsibi­lity of the Russian government and the world will hold them accountabl­e.

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