Tuesday, July 30, 2019

Doctor: Russian Opposition Leader Alexei Navalny May Have Been Poisoned

DW: Russia's Alexei Navalny may have been poisoned: doctor

A Russian doctor has said the opposition leader's symptoms suggest that he might have been targeted with a "toxic agent." Berlin has urged Moscow to release over 1,300 prisoners arrested during Navalny-backed protests.

Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny's personal doctor, Anastasiya Vasilyeva, said Monday that an unidentified "toxic agent" may have caused his health to deteriorate while in police custody. Navalny was rushed to a Moscow hospital on Sunday but was since reported to be in "satisfactory condition" and taken back to jail.

"He was poisoned by some sort of unknown chemical substance, it's unclear whether what he has is contact dermatitis or not - but he was in a life-threatening condition," she told reporters.

"And now they are sending him back to the same place where that same toxic, chemical substance might be again."

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WNU Editor: The Kremlin was surprised by this weekend's violent protests .... Russia protests: Thousand arrests at Moscow rally (BBC). More here .... The Latest: Moscow police say over 1,000 arrests in protests (AP).

More News On Reports That Russian Opposition Leader Alexei Navalny May Have Been Poisoned

Putin foe sent back to jail after suspected poisoning -- AP
Kremlin critic must stay in hospital over poisoning fears -doctor -- Reuters
Kremlin critic Navalny returned to jail despite poisoning fears -- France 24
Alexei Navalny discharged from hospital against wishes of doctor -- The Guardian
Russian Opposition Leader Alexei Navalny rushed to hospital, 'may have been poisoned' -- ABC News Online


Anonymous said...

I'm shocked, SHOCKED!someone in Russia got poisoned.

In other news. .polonium prices rising again :D ahhhh mother Russia. .glory glory Russia. .just a few more months till the next victory parade and we tell us we won

Roger Smith said...

Sent back to jail still alive. Ominous. Any Russian bookies taking bets?