Alexei Navalny is still on hunger strike.
The Russian authorities are threatening force-feeding.
Meanwhile, the opponent's doctor was sentenced to a large fine.
Moscow - Russia is apparently threatening to force-feed Alexej Navalny *.
The Kremlin critic was sentenced to prison and is currently on a hunger strike.
Nawalny's team said on Monday via Twitter that given the "seriousness" of his hunger strike *, the prison administration threatened to start force-feeding "daily".
The 44-year-old went on a hunger strike at the end of March to protest his detention conditions in a prison camp and, according to his team, has lost a lot of weight since then.
Navalny's health is a cause for concern: Kremlin opponents have already lost 16 kilos in the prison camp
The supporters of the opposition had recently reported a further deterioration in his health *.
Navalny has pain in his back and numbness in his legs and arms.
With the hunger strike he wants to get professional treatment from a doctor.
Last week Navalny had also complained of a cough and fever and had been transferred to the camp's infirmary.
According to his team, he has meanwhile been taken back to the barracks.
A doctor was still not allowed to see him.
According to his team, Navalny now only weighs 77 kilograms - at the start of his hunger strike on March 31, he had weighed 85 kilograms.
Even before his hunger strike, the 1.89 meter tall Navalny had lost a lot of weight in the prison camp.
When he arrived at the prison camp, he weighed 93 kilograms.
Navalny's lawyer Olga Mikhailova said an MRI scan showed Navalny had two herniated discs and one swollen disc.
His supporters are calling for a transfer to a hospital.
The Kremlin said Navalny was not entitled to any special treatment.
The opposition politician survived an attack with a neurotoxin * from the Novichok group in August last year.
After the attack, for which Navalny blames the Kremlin, the prominent critic was flown to Germany by the head of state Vladimir Putin * and treated at the Berlin Charité.
He was arrested immediately after returning to Russia in January.
Putin and Navalny: Pressure on opposition members grows - his doctor has to pay a heavy fine
After her arrest in a Russian prison camp, the doctor of Kremlin opponent Alexei Navalny was sentenced to a heavy fine.
Anastassija Wassiljewa had to pay 180,000 rubles (the equivalent of almost 2,000 euros), Navalny's team announced on Twitter on Monday.
The doctor had unsuccessfully requested access to the sick opposition.
Several supporters were subsequently sentenced to short prison terms.
Navalny's team also reported that two employees of a newly opened office in the Russian republic of Dagestan had disappeared.
In Murmansk in northern Russia, an employee was also arrested on suspicion of drug trafficking.
Navalny's team has now launched a campaign for his release and announced the largest protests in recent history, Russia.
The date for the protests will be set as soon as 500,000 supporters have registered on a website.
Almost 420,000 people registered by Monday.
The Kremlin opponent Alexei Navalny was sentenced to more than two and a half years in a prison camp for alleged violations of his probation conditions.
The decision was strongly condemned internationally and sparked mass protests in Russia.
In February, Navalny was taken to penal camp N2 in the small town of Pokrov, around a hundred kilometers east of Moscow.
It is considered to be one of the toughest penal camps in Russia *.
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