Russian opposition chief Alexei Navalny, 44, is unconscious and in intensive care after he began feeling unwell on a flight returning to Moscow, the capital, from the Siberian metropolis of Tomsk, stated Kira Yarmysh, the spokeswoman.
Russian opposition politician Alexei Navalny takes half in a rally to mark the fifth anniversary of opposition politician Boris Nemtsov’s homicide and to protest in opposition to proposed amendments to the structure. (Photograph: Reuters)
Russian opposition chief Alexei Navalny was admitted to hospital in Siberia on Thursday struggling signs of what his spokeswoman referred to as poisoning, after his plane made an emergency touchdown.
Navalny, 44, is unconscious and in intensive care after he began feeling unwell on a flight returning to Moscow, the capital, from the Siberian metropolis of Tomsk, stated Kira Yarmysh, the spokeswoman.
After the aircraft landed in Omsk, Navalny was taken to hospital with suspected poisoning, she added on social media, corresponding to Twitter and Telegram.
“We assume that Alexei was poisoned with one thing blended along with his tea,” she stated. “That is the one factor he drank this morning.”
Yarmysh drew a parallel with an incident final yr by which Navalny suffered an acute allergic response one physician stated might have resulted from poisoning with an unknown chemical.
Navalny, a lawyer and anti-corruption activist, has served a number of stints in jail lately for organising anti-Kremlin protests.
The European Courtroom of Human Rights has dominated that Russia’s arrests and detention of Navalny in 2012 and 2014 have been politically motivated and violated his human rights, a ruling Moscow referred to as questionable.