Russian opposition chief Alexei Navalny attends a mass march marking the one-year anniversary of the killing of opposition chief Boris Nemtsov on February 27, 2016 in Moscow, Russia.
Russian opposition politician Alexei Navalny was poisoned and hospitalized on Thursday morning, his spokeswoman stated.
The 44-year-old foe of Russia’s President Vladimir Putin felt unwell on a flight again to Moscow from Tomsk, a metropolis in Siberia, Kira Yarmysh stated on Twitter.
“The airplane made an emergency touchdown in Omsk. Alexei has a poisonous poisoning,” Yarmysh tweeted.
Navalny is unconscious and was positioned on a ventilator in an intensive care unit. In accordance with Yarmysh, he should have consumed one thing from the tea he drank this morning.
“Docs are saying the toxin was absorbed faster with sizzling liquid,” she stated, including that Navalny’s crew referred to as police to the hospital.
The politician is in grave situation, Russia’s state information company Tass reported, citing the chief physician on the hospital.
Final 12 months, Navalny was rushed to a hospital from jail the place he was serving a sentence following an administrative arrest, with what his crew stated was suspected poisoning. Docs then stated he had a extreme allergic assault and discharged him again to jail the next day.