Russian Opposition Politician Alexei Navalny Has Been Poisoned and Is in Intensive Care


Russian opposition politician Alexia Volney has been poisoned and is an intensive care by Dario Litvinova. Moscow Russia opposition politician. coma and on a ventilator in a hospital intensive care unit after falling ill from suspected poisoning that has allies believe is linked to his political activity the forty four year old foe of Russia's President Vladimir. Putin felt unwell on a flight back to Moscow from Tomsk city in Siberia and was taken to a hospital after the plane made an emergency landing and OSC. Navan spokeswoman Kira Your Mitch said on twitter. He is in a coma in grave condition she said on twitter. She also told the Echo Moskvy radio station that during the flight of all new was sweating and asked her to talk to him so that he could focus on a sound of voice. He then went to the bathroom and lost consciousness. You're Mitch said the politician must have consumed something from t he drank at an airport cafe before boarding the plane early Thursday. Doctors. Are saying the toxin was absorbed quicker with hot liquid. She tweeted adding that novel niece team called Police to the hospital, Anatoly Kalinic Shinko deputy chief doctor of the. Hospital where the politician is being treated told reporters that novel knee was in grave yet stable condition clinic Kinko told doctors are considering a variety of diagnosis including poisoning but refused to give details citing a law preventing doctors from disclosing confidential patient formation. State News Agency Tass reported that were not considering deliberate poisoning citing anonymous source in law enforcement. It is not unlikely that he drank or consumed something yesterday himself. Your Mitch on twitter bristled at that suggestion. Of course it's just the tea was bad. This is what the state. Is going to do now yelled that there was no deliberate poisoning he did something accidentally he did something himself. Last year Navalny was rushed to a hospital from prison where he was serving a sentence following an administrative arrest with what his team said was suspected poisoning doctors. Then said he had a severe allergic attack and discharged him back to prison the following A. Navales Foundation for fighting corruption has been exposing graft among government officials including some at the highest level. Last month, he had to shut the foundation after eight financially devastating lawsuit from your Guinea pig ocean, a businessman with ties to the Kremlin. Belarus's authoritarian President Alexander Lukashenko accused of all knee last week of organizing unprecedented mass protests against his reelection that have rocked Russia's ex-soviet neighbors since August ninth he did not however provide any evidence and that claim was one of many blaming foreign forces for the unrest. Like many other opposition politicians in Russia navalny has been frequently detained by law enforcement and harassed by pro-kremlin groups in two thousand seventeen he was attacked by several men who through antiseptic in his face damaging one I. The most prominent member of Russia's opposition navalny campaigned to challenge. Putin and the two thousand eighteen presidential election but was barred from running. He set up a network of campaign offices across Russia and has since been putting forward opposition candidates in regional elections challenging members of Russia's ruling party United Russia. One of his associates and capital of a city in Russia's far. East that has been engulfed in mass protests against the arrest of the region's governor was detained just last week after calling for a strike at a rally. In the interview with Echo Moskvy Amish. said she believed the suspected poisoning was connected to this year's regional election campaign. Vodka Lob Giamatti a lawyer with Navales Foundation said, the team is requesting Russia's investigative committee opened a criminal probe. There is no doubt that Nevada was poisoned because of his political stance and activity Giamatti said tweet on Thursday. Now, any is not the first opposition figure to come down with a mysterious poisoning and twenty eighteen peo- traverse a member of Russia's protest group Pussy riot ended up in an intensive care unit after a suspected poisoning and had to be flown to Berlin, for treatment. Opposition Activists Vladimir Qatar Mercer was hospitalized with poisoning symptoms twice and twenty, fifteen and twenty seventeen. Both said they believed they were poisoned for their political activity.

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