MOSCOW, April 19 (RAPSI) – Imprisoned blogger Alexey Navalny would be moved to a hospital for convicts after several weeks of a hunger strike, the Federal Penitentiary Service said Monday.

Navalny went on the hunger strike in late March. On Monday, the medical panel decided to hospitalize him.

However, penitentiary officials stated that Navalny’s health was described as satisfactory. 

In February, a Moscow court ordered Navalny to be jailed for 3.5 years in the Ives Rocher embezzlement case. In early March, the ruling was upheld. The blogger is to serve about 2.5 years behind bars. He is serving sentence in the Vladimir Region.