In Murmansk, the former head of Navalny’s headquarters withdrew from the hospital after being involuntarily hospitalized. She was immediately detained by the police.
Murmansk police detained the former head of the local headquarters of Alexei Navalny, Violetta Grudina, on the morning of August 2, after she left the hospital, where she was forcibly hospitalized in mid-July at the request of Rospotrebnadzor for treatment for covid.
Grudina said on the Telegram channel that she was released from the hospital after she passed a coronavirus test on August 1, and received a negative result the next day.
After the arrest, the police took Grudina to the Oktyabrsky District Court of Murmansk. There, the activist complained of poor health (she has been on a hunger strike for the eighth day), after which she called herself an ambulance. The paramedics took Grudina to one of the city’s hospitals, where, after a two-hour examination, they refused to hospitalize her.
“Despite my poor performance, they refused to hospitalize me. Doctors were constantly called, they were constantly called into the corridor. It was clear that they were being intimidated, ” said Grudina.
After that, the activist was taken back to the court for a conversation with the investigator, who is investigating the criminal case brought against her.
Violetta Grudina is the former head of the headquarters of Alexei Navalny in Murmansk, who plans to run for the city council of deputies. On July 14, a court in Murmansk satisfied the claim of Rospotrebnadzor and forcibly hospitalized the activist. According to the department, she violated the isolation conditions during the treatment of the coronavirus, which she suffered in June. A criminal case was opened against Grudina under the article on violation of sanitary and epidemiological rules, she faces up to two years in prison.