Navalny’s health deteriorating

The health of jailed Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny is deteriorating, and he is beginning to lose sensation in his legs and hands.

His lawyer Vadim Kobzev says Navalny, who is in a penal colony serving a sentence for embezzlement, had been diagnosed with two spinal hernias.

Last week, Navalny started a hunger strike to demand proper treatment for acute back and leg pain. The White House says reports that his health was worsening are disturbing.