Journalist Kara-Murza, Jr. still unconscious but without negative dynamics

The state of the hospitalized journalist and opposition figure Vladimir Kara-Murza, Jr. remains unchanged, his father Vladimir Kara-Murza, Sr. told Interfax on May 31.

"The good news today is that there has been no negative dynamics for the third night in a row," he said.

He added that his son remains unconscious with artificially ventilation of the lungs and artificial kidney. "But now his lungs are properly filled. Doctors say that his nerve endings are intact and so is the brain. He responds to outside stimuli," the father said.

Kara-Murza, Sr. added that he was in hospital together with his son's wife. "When he opens his eyes, we want him to see his near and dear ones, not nurses in the first place," Kara-Murza said.

He stressed that his son had been absolutely healthy before the latest developments. "He became a sick person two hours before he was taken to hosptial," he added.

Vladimir Kara-Murza Jr., a journalist and an opposition activist, was hospitalized in the First Gradskaya Hospital on May 26.

Alexei Svet, head doctor of the First Gradskaya, told Interfax there was "a high probability of serious pancreatitis and possible bilateral pneumonia."

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