"I just want them to stop coming to me and waking me up at night-time," he told the judge in remarks that were broadcast by the independent Dozhd TV. "What did I do: Did I climb the fence? Did I dig up an underpass? Or was I wringing a pistol from someone? Just explain why they named me a flight risk!"
While imprisoned, Navalny said he developed severe back pain and numbness in his limbs, and he spent more than three weeks on a hunger strike to protest authorities refusing to allow his doctor see him.