Factbox-What we know about the prison hospital where Alexei Navalny has been sent


An exterior view shows the IK-3 penal colony, which houses a hospital where jailed Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny was reportedly transferred, in Vladimir, Russia April 19, 2021. Alexei Liptser, lawyer for Navalny, said the hunger-striking opposition politician was earlier transferred to a prison hospital at a penal colony in the town of Vladimir following a decision by authorities. REUTERS/Alexander Reshetnikov

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian opposition politician Alexei Navalny was transferred on Monday to a hospital in a penal colony in Vladimir, 190 km (120 miles) east of Moscow, after nearly three weeks on hunger strike, the federal penitentiary service (FSIN) said.

Here's what is known about high-security penal colony IK-3 from the FSIN website and other sources:

The maximum capacity for IK-3 is 1,211 inmates, including a hospital with 379 beds.

The colony was built in 1956 as a labour camp.

The regional hospital for prisoners at IK-3 was founded in 1964. It was a main hospital for compulsory treatment of convicts for alcoholism and drug addiction.

In 2008, the first centre for patients with multi drug-resistant tuberculosis was opened in the hospital premises.

On March 26, 2020, the regional prosecutor's office said it carried out an inspection at IK-3, including the hospital, and found that "the hospital is not fully equipped with drugs, the availability of which is mandatory, some of the medical equipment is in a malfunctioning state".

In 2013, the Russian president's Human Rights Council visited IK-3. It said the hospital has three wards - therapeutic, psychiatric and phthisiatric (tuberculosis).

(Reporting by Anton Zverev; Editing by Alex Richardson)

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