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Alexei Navalny tests indicate poisoning by chemicals used to make nerve agents, German hospital says – SBS News

The Berlin hospital treating Russian opposition figure Alexei Navalny says he was poisoned, and that the toxin is from a group of chemicals that range from insecticides to military-grade nerve agents.

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Experts believe Russian opposition figure Alexei Navalny was poisoned by military-grade nerve agents. 
Specialists treating the 44-year-old at the Charite hospital in Berlin say their tests have confirmed “poisoning with a substance from the group of cholinesterase inhibitors”.
This is a family of substances that includes drugs for Alzheimer’s disease and certain insecticides, but also some of the most toxic known chemical weapons: nerve agents. 
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