Ex-U.S. Marine launches hunger strike in Russian jail – parents

By Reuters

Former U.S. Marine Trevor Reed has begun a hunger strike in a Russian jail to protest at being put in solitary confinement and not receiving proper medical care despite fears he has tuberculosis, his parents said on Wednesday. His parents said that Reed, who is in a prison in the region of Mordovia, was exposed to an inmate with active tuberculosis in December, but that their son had not been tested for the illness despite his health rapidly deteriorating. He was put in a prison hospital for 10 days, but then returned to the prison last week without having received “meaningful medical care beyond an X-ray which was taken incorrectly”, they said.

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