“I don’t look like a person who is ‘not allowed to sleep’”. Maria Butina spoke about the visit of Alexei Navalny in the colony
A member of the Public Chamber and an employee of the RT TV channel Maria Butina said that Alexei Navalny, who went on a hunger strike in the colony, “demands special treatment and special conditions for himself.” She wrote about this in her Telegram channel after visiting IK-2 in Pokrov, where Navalny is serving his sentence in the Yves Rocher case .
Navalny walks absolutely normally. He himself said that he did not need any diclofenac. He looks quite normal, he does not look like a person who is “not allowed to sleep”, and I can judge this after my stay in prison in the United States.
On the other hand, the inmates said that Aleksey requires special treatment and special conditions. They told me that they were dissatisfied with the behavior of A. Navalny, who “lies like a master” all day, “does not clean up after himself”.
According to Butina, the colony in Pokrov is “practically exemplary” and “rather resembles a pioneer camp.” “Conditions of detention are ascetic, but acceptable. My wish to Alexey – if you have committed a crime – be a man – serve your sentence, ”she concluded.
In a comment to Interfax, Butina also added that Navalny had been repeatedly examined by doctors in the colony and taken to the regional hospital for examination, but he refused the proposed treatment.
Alexei Navalny went on a hunger strike on March 31, stating that a doctor was not allowed to see him in the colony. He previously complained of back and leg pain. The day before, the politician’s Telegram channel reported that he had lost eight kilograms even before the hunger strike. The same post described Maria Butina’s visit to IK-2 “accompanied by video cameras”, who is probably preparing a report on the colony for RT.
In 2019, an interview with nationalist Dmitry Demushkin, who was also serving time in IK-2, was published on the website of the RT channel . He described the conditions of detention in this colony as “inhuman, real hell.”