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Navalny’s wellbeing satisfactory, penitentiary officials say

A general practitioner examines him daily, according to the regional branch of the Federal Penitentiary Service

VLADIMIR, April 19. /TASS/. Blogger Alexey Navalny, who is serving out his sentence in a penal colony in Russia’s Vladimir Region, is in satisfactory condition, the regional branch of the Federal Penitentiary Service said in a statement.

"Alexey Navalny’s health condition is considered to be satisfactory. A general practitioner examines him daily. The patient has given his consent that vitamins be prescribed to him," the statement reads.

Navalny, wanted for repeatedly violating his probation over his suspended sentence in the Yves Rocher case, was detained at Moscow’s Sheremetyevo Airport on January 17, 2021. On February 2, Moscow’s Simonovsky District Court sentenced him to an actual prison term of 3.5 years.

Navalny is serving out his jail sentence in Penal Colony No.2 in the Vladimir Region. On April 5, he was taken to the prison infirmary with symptoms of an acute respiratory disease detected during a routine medical checkup. According to the regional penitentiary authorities, Navalny was moved back to his unit on April 9 since his condition had improved. His tuberculosis and coronavirus tests came back negative and a panel of doctors came to the conclusion that he was in satisfactory condition.