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Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny in coma after suspected poisoning – SBS News

Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny is in intensive care in Siberia with symptoms of poisoning. His spokeswoman suspects the toxin was hidden in his tea.



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Russian opposition politician Alexei Navalny is in a coma in a Siberian hospital after drinking a cup of tea that his spokeswoman said she believed was laced with poison.
Mr Navalny, 44, was in intensive care and on an artificial lung ventilator, spokeswoman Kira Yarmysh said on social media.
A fierce critic of President Vladimir Putin, Mr Navalny started feeling ill when returning to Moscow from Tomsk in Siberia by plane on Wednesday morning, Ms Yarmysh said.
“We assume that Alexei was poiso…

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