‘Poisoned’ Russian opposition leader Navalny no longer in critical condition
Friday, 28 August 2020
Russian opposition leader Alexander Navalny is no longer in life danger after having been admitted to hospital with symptoms of poisoning.
Navalny had fallen ill on a flight from Omsk to Moscow and was taken to a hospital in Siberia. While the hospital had initially refused a transfer on the grounds that his condition didn’t allow it, he was eventually moved to the Charité hospital in Berlin.
The Charité hospital issued a statement earlier this week alleging that Navalny had been poisoned with a cholinesterase inhibitor, which has an effect on the nervous system.