News of the Day: 28 March 2021

RFE/RL: Members of the Public Oversight Commission in the Vladimir Region have met with jailed opposition leader Aleksei Navalny following his complaints about his declining health and poor medical treatment in Correctional Colony No. 2. The commission’s chairman Vyacheslav Kulikov said in a statement on March 28 that the team “visited the colony and met with Aleksei Navalny in order to learn about problems with his health and the provision of medical treatment.” “During the discussion, Navalny complained about pain in his leg and asked for assistance in getting injections to treat this pain,” Kulikov said. Kulikov also said Navalny was able to walk and did not voice any other complaints. He said Navalny’s request for injections had been officially registered. “We asked doctors to pay attention to this and, in case it is necessary, to carry out an additional medical checkup,” Kulikov said.

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