Putin critic Alexei Navalny loses weight, blames harsh prison

Apr 1, 2021 | INVESTING

Imprisoned Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny has lost a substantial amount of weight in custody, his organisation said on Thursday, a day after the well-known government critic called a hunger strike to protest what he called poor medical care.A post Thursday on Navalny’s channel in the Telegram messaging app said he weighed 93kg (204 pounds) when he arrived at the prison last month and now is at 85kg (187 pounds).The statement said he blames the weight loss primarily on a harsh prison…

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