Russian Police Detain CNN Journalist Reporting on Alexei Navalny’s Move to Prison Hospital

CNN international correspondent Matthew Chance announced that he was detained by Russian authorities after reporting on Alexei Navalny’s confinement in prison.

Navalny, who has been internationally recognized as a prominent critic of Vladimir Putin, recently made news by declaring a hunger strike after being denied of his rights to medical attention for his physical condition. Navalny said he has been experiencing pain in his back and legs that made it difficult for him to walk, but The Guardian reports that there has been a tuberculosis outbreak in Navalny’s penal colony, and his lawyer says that his client is feverish and “seriously ill.”

On Tuesday, Chance beamed into CNN’s New Day to cover the news that Navalny has been
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