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Russian Opposition Leader Unconscious After Suspected Poisoning

Moscow: Russian opposition chief Alexei Navalny was unconscious in a hospital after affected by suspected poisoning, his spokeswoman stated on Thursday.

Kira Yarmysh, the press secretary for the Anti-Corruption Basis, which Navalny based in 2011, tweeted: “This morning Navalny was returning to Moscow from Tomsk. During the flight, he felt ill. The plane made an urgent landing in Omsk. Alexei has toxic poisoning.”

“We suspect that Alexei was poisoned by one thing combined into (his) tea. It was the one factor he drank since morning.

“Docs are saying that the poisonous agent absorbed sooner by means of the new liquid. Proper now Alexei is unconscious.”

Yarmysh later tweeted that Navalny, the 44-year-old staunch critic of President Vladimir Putin, was on a ventilator and in a coma, and that the Omsk Emergency Hospital was now stuffed with law enforcement officials, the BBC reported.

She stated docs have been initially able to share any data however have been now saying the toxicology assessments have been delayed and have been “clearly playing for time, and not saying what they know”.

Navalny is within the intensive care unit.

The hospital’s chief doctor Alexander Murakhovsky earlier instructed TASS Information Company that he was in critical situation, including that docs have been but to diagnose his case.

Addressing reporters, Anatoly Kalinichenko, deputy chief doctor, stated: “There are diagnoses which were dominated out or are within the means of affirmation. (Docs) are holding consultations. We are going to resolve on the analysis later within the day.

“Symptomatic therapy (is at the moment being carried out).”

Kalinichenko added it was not but sure if Navalny was poisoned.

Navaln has made a reputation for himself by exposing official corruption, labelling Putin’s United Russia as “the party of crooks and thieves”, and has served a number of jail phrases.

(IANS)

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