Jailed Russian Opposition Activist Continues Hunger Strike In Hospital

Jailed Russian Opposition Activist Continues Hunger Strike In Hospital

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RFE/RL, Interfax, excerpts:

The jailed leader of Russia’s opposition Levy Front (Left Front) movement, Sergei Udaltsov, is continuing a hunger strike after being rushed to a hospital on August 19 after being diagnosed with dehydration, his wife says.

Udaltsov began “a dry hunger strike, protesting against raising the retirement age” on August 14 right after a Moscow court found him guilty of repeatedly violating public gathering regulations, and sentenced him to 30 days in jail.

Udaltsov was one of the organizers of rallies in Moscow, where thousands protested against the proposed reforms.

Udaltsov, a prominent Russian opposition activist, was released from prison in August 2017 after serving a 4 1/2-year prison sentence he received over a May 2012 protest against Putin and the Russian government.

In that case, Udaltsov was convicted of organizing “mass disorder” after the 2012 protest broke into violence. Demonstrators and police blame each other for the clashes.

https://www.rferl.org/a/jailed-russian-opposition-activist-continues-hunger-strike-in-hospital/29443416.html


The jailed leader of Russia’s opposition Levy Front (Left Front) movement, Sergei Udaltsov, is continuing a hunger strike after being rushed to a hospital on August 19 after being diagnosed with dehydration, his wife says.

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