Putin foe Navalny sent to prison hospital amid hunger strike

MOSCOW (AP) — A lawyer says Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny, who is in the third week of a hunger strike while behind bars, was moved to a hospital in another prison after his doctor said he could be near death. Lawyer Alexei Liptser said Navalny was transferred Sunday from a penal colony east of Moscow to a hospital for convicts in a prison in Vladimir, a city 180 kilometers (110 miles) east of the capital. Liptser visited Navalny on Monday afternoon and said “in general his look indicates he is really unwell.” Russia’s state penitentiary service only reported the decision to transfer Navalny in a statement in the morning.