Russian Opposition chief ‘poisoned’

Moscow, August 20

Russian opposition politician Alexei Navalny is in a coma and on a ventilator in a hospital intensive care unit after falling ailing from suspected poisoning that his allies consider is linked to his political exercise.

The 44-year-old foe of Russia’s President Vladimir Putin felt unwell on a flight again to Moscow from Tomsk, a metropolis in Siberia, and was taken to a hospital after the airplane made an emergency touchdown in Omsk, Navalny’s spokeswoman Kira Yarmysh stated on Twitter.

Alexei Navalny

Was hospitalised final yr

  • Alexei Navalny has been continuously detained by regulation enforcement businesses
  • In 2017, he was attacked by a number of males who threw antiseptic in his face, damaging one eye
  • Last yr, he was taken to hospital from jail, the place he was serving a sentence, with what his group suspected was poisoning

She informed the Echo Moskvy radio station he will need to have consumed one thing from tea he drank at an airport cafe earlier than boarding the airplane early Thursday.

During the flight, Navalny began sweating and requested her to speak to him in order that he might “deal with a sound of a voice.” He then went to the toilet and misplaced consciousness.

‘President scared’

Putin is scared. He is sending a message to his personal individuals to not attempt do at dwelling what they see on TV from Belarus. —An EU diplomat

“Looks like Putin is doing really badly — was handed some data on protest sentiment growing explosively — if he made the decision to poison Navalny,” the politician’s shut ally Vladimir Milov stated in a tweet.

Navalny is at the moment being handled on the Omsk ambulance hospital. He is in a coma in grave situation. Doctors on the hospital stay tight-lipped about his analysis.

Last yr, Navalny was rushed to a hospital from jail the place he was serving a sentence following an administrative arrest, with what his group stated was suspected poisoning. — AP

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