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Putin Critic Alexei Navalny Continues Hunger Strike

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It's been a week since Alexei Navalny started a hunger strike in a Russian penal colony outside Moscow. Navalny, President Vladimir Putin's fiercest domestic critic, is serving a prison term for violating probation from an earlier conviction.

He also survived a poisoning he blames on the Kremlin last year.

Host Robin Young gets the latest from the BBC's Sarah Rainsford.

This BBC interview can be heard in the Here & Now podcast or with the WBUR app.


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